Pause

Fear less.

Love more.

It starts with quiet moments like this

and then grows until all we do is guided by the love of God.

Where might God call you to be love today?

How might God’s love appear for you?

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Listen

We have known and have believed the love that God has for us.

God is love, and those who remain in love remain in God and God remains in them. This is how love has been perfected in us, so that we can have confidence on the Judgment Day, because we are exactly the same as God is in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear expects punishment. The person who is afraid has not been made perfect in love.

1 John 4:16-18

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Think

We live in a society that teaches us to value exchange. I give this, and you give that. It’s a compromise, a trade, and hopefully we both come out better after the deal. It seems like a built-in win-win.

Yet in our daily lives, we often find ourselves or others trying to get a leg up through these deals, because we believe deep down that there’s a shortage. I can give you this, which is a little less than my all, because you’ll accept just a little bit less, and I’ll be able to do what I really want. We are fearful for the future when we consider the shortage.

God’s love has no fear because God’s love has no end. It is perfect. Never will there be a shortage. How do we accept a love so great? And how do we share it with others, knowing that we’ll never receive less just because we think others are receiving more?

Daniel Potter

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Pray

Your love is great – so great that it has no end, O God. Remind me that your love is not a good to be hoarded in case of shortage. Rather, your love grows even more when it’s given away. I no longer have to fear sharing your love, because there’s more than enough to go around. Amen.

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Go

Guide me in your love today, O God.

Awaken my mind,

Strengthen my feet,

Empower my heart,

Enliven my spirit.

Lead me in the way of Jesus!

Amen.

Daniel Potter

Daniel Potter is the Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church of Columbus, GA. Daniel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. In his free time, Daniel loves spending time with his wife, throwing a frisbee for his dog, cheering on the Tar Heels, and everything musical. Daniel spent four summers working as a Passport summer staff.

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