God's Words For US
by Cecelia Lester
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature, rather serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13 (NIV)
Paul writes to the Galatians that we are to serve one another in love. He warns them, and us, that our freedom should not be used in a questionable or sinful way.
How can we keep from causing hurt to others when we serve them? We should ask the LORD to guide us in our actions and our speech as well as our attitudes.
Sometimes we must engage what some call filters in our speech. (Gauge how something might sound if we spoke certain things.)
Other times, we must just do our jobs and choose not to listen to things that cause us to slip up and fall into the ‘world mode’. This takes some maturity in Christ.
We must remember that God loves those we serve and those who serve with us as much as He loves us.
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Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over two decades..
She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog quietspirit-followingmyking.blogspot.com/
She has served in a faith-based organization, Grace In Action by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.
In July 2017, she published her first book, 'Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy.'
She and her husband of 52 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.
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