Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sacrificial Love

SOAP from Ephesians 5:2 NLT

S = "Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God."

O = We are to follow Christ's example of love. We are to show mercy to people who have wronged us. We are to be patient with those who bother us. We are to be quick to forgive. We are to believe the best. We are to give of ourselves to meet the needs of others even if at means we may do without. Love is what the Gospel is all about. That kind of love rises before the face of God and is like a pleasing aroma to Him.

A = I want to smell good to God! Its better than the alternative;-). I will work more diligently to walk a life of love to those close to me and to those I don't even know. I want to be like Jesus. He loved me so much that He became a man, became my sin, and died on the cross for me. I will allow the Spirit of Christ to lead me thru the life of love.

P = Father, You give me strength and life to live by love. I want my life to be pleasing to you. I want my sacrifice of love to be like a sweet aroma before You. I ask that You would help me live with sacrificial love. May this life-style lead people to Jesu

1 comment:

  1. Yes yes yes! That is my verse of the day! Absolutely fabulous! I sooooo love Ephesians!