Daily Ponder: We love because

#013 May these words speaks loudly in your life.

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

1 John 4:9 NIV

 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins

1 John 4:10 NIV

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

1 John 4:12 NIV

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 

1 John 4:15 NIV

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:18 NIV

We love because he first loved us. – 1 John 4:19

Daily Ponder #003

Psalms 119:33-37

Teach me Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding so that I may keep your law and obey it with all of my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart towards your statutes and not towards my selfish gain. Turn my eyes from worthless things, preserve my life according to your word.

What runs through my mind in these verses:

Teach me Lord, because I I do deeply need your guidance and teaching. Teach me Lord for I deeply desire to follow your ways to the very end.

Give me understanding, I acknowledge that human intelligence and understanding with never be able to fathom the greatness of who you are nor are your word. Every time I go towards your word, In Jesus name I ask that I may be given a deeper understanding.

Direct my path or direct in the path of your commands, because God I know deep within I can easily be misled by my own rationalize good path.

Turn my heart for only you can turn this heart around. This heart apart from you can be filled with self deceit and lies.

Turn my eyes from worthless things, Turn my thoughts from worthless thoughts. let me hold dearly on the eternal truth. let me not wander away in your presence and your word.

As I went through the day, these verses comes to mind and help me have awareness of my present thoughts. in these moments I re-invite God through this lines to my thoughts. I remind myself of these prayers.