Dear Women Who Pray:

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”  ~John 13:34-35

With all the chaos and ugliness these past few months in our country and around the world, I have found it hard to concentrate on the things of God.  I know, just like you, that I am to go to God’s Word for everything, but it only takes a click on the remote and my mind gets filled with whatever the media wants me to believe.  It is easy to get side-tracked.  Once I begin giving in to listening to the world, instead of my God, I become distracted, disturbed and disenfranchised.  I begin looking at God’s creation - people, in a negative way.  I become anxious and negative in my thoughts.  Even a simple bump in the road can send my mind where it shouldn’t.

I am putting the above scripture on my bathroom mirrors, above my kitchen sink, on the case of my iPhone, etc.  

Everywhere my eyes have much contact with there is this scripture.  It brings me back to what is important in the eyes of God.  He tells me this is the path He wants me to take.  Love others.  He doesn’t say love if they are nice to you or think the same way on issues as you do.  No, He says love so that the world can see HIM.  So the world can experience His love.  So that our neighbors, family, friends, and even those unknown to us can see the light through all the darkness.

Before I check or post on Facebook, I read this scripture.  It only takes a click to post something unkind and it only takes a click to show God’s love.  Before you tweet, or write that letter or utter those words, remember we are called to love one another as Christ loves us.  Shoot up an “arrow” prayer to Him.  Let’s ask Him to guide each word from our mouths, each word we text, tweet or post, each thought we let linger in our minds.

As we celebrate love this month on Valentines Day, let’s not just look at our spouses, or boyfriends to share our love.  Let’s look at all creation.  The next time you’re standing in any line waiting for service, pray for the person in front or in back of you.  Remember to smile to the cashiers; or to smile when someone cuts you off in traffic.  Think of the difference it would make in many lives if we purposed each day to share God’s love.  Remember you are where you are because God so ordained it.  Make the most of each moment you have on earth to bring glory to His kingdom.

Pray this month that the women you have been assigned will show His love.

Love, Sharon