Loving Much

In prayer, the Lord reminded us that we need to minister to Him. We spend time ministering to others and to ourselves and He wants time, love, and devotion spent on Him. Having a relationship with the Lord means love flowing in both directions. The Lord told us prophetically that He wants us to minister to His feet; a place of humility and service toward Him. One woman in the Scriptures comes to mind in Luke 7:36-48:
“One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to dine with him, and He went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. And behold, a woman of the town who was an especially wicked sinner, when she learned that He was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment (perfume). And standing behind Him at His feet weeping, she began to wet His feet with (her) tears; and she wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed His feet (affectionately) and anointed them with the ointment.
Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw it, he said to himself, If this man were a prophet, He would surely know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a notorious sinner (a social outcast, devoted to sin). And Jesus, replying, said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you. And he answered, Teacher, say it. A certain lender of money (at interest) had two debtors: one owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they had no means of paying, he freely forgave them both. Now which one will love him more? Simon answered, The one, I take it, for whom he forgave and cancelled more. And Jesus said to him, You have decided correctly. Then turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, Do you see this woman? When I came into your house, you gave me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave Me no kiss, but she from the moment I came in has not ceased to kiss My feet tenderly. You did not anoint My head with (cheap, ordinary) oil, but she has anointed my feet with (costly, rare) perfume. Therefore, I tell you, her sins, many (as they are), are forgiven her—because she has loved much. But he who is forgiven little loves little. And He said to her, Your sins are forgiven!”
 
Do you need forgiveness? Do you need to feel loved? Do you need a closer relationship with the Lord? Then love Him much. Minister to Him. Worship at His feet. Lavish Him with adoration. Humble yourself in prayer. He is sure to forgive and sure to love. He is wonderfully merciful, generous, and faithful to us.
-Pastor Laurie

One Response to “Loving Much”

  1. Ruch Moros says:

    Great devotion. Keep up the good work of the lLord

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