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Love in Deed - Encouragement Café - June 3, 2014

Love in Deed

Café Menu for Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Today’s Special is: Pure and Undefiled Religion

Carefully prepared just for you by your friend, Carolyn Dale Newell

Main Ingredient:

My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:18 NKJV


Love is an action. Christians need to get into action when they can help others. The command to “love one another” is found many times in Scripture. Paul gives us the command to comfort and edify one another (1 Thes. 5:11). We are commanded in Hebrews 10:24 to stir up love and good works. In Colossians 3:12 (NKJV), Paul writes, “…put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering.” When Christians have these attitudes, they will act to help others.

James gets more specific when he wrote,

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble…

James 1:27 NKJV

There are groups of people who need help at most any time. They are the widows, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor. There are fatherless children living with single moms who not only need help, but they also need a godly father figure in their lives. Some people living on fixed incomes cannot pay someone to help them, so they pray for someone to help them. Satan has done well in our society to make sure our schedules are so busy that we barely have time for God, much less others.

Many years ago, my daughter had a tonsillectomy, and when we came home from the hospital, my aunt brought me a cake that she had made. That cake served as a couple of my meals for lack of time and energy, and I have never forgotten it.

Please remember that these are not just suggestions. They are commands from God. Be a blessing to someone, and God will richly bless you.

Take Out:

Pray for God to show you someone with a need that you can meet. It may be the elderly widow in your church who can’t mow her grass. It may be the single mom next door with children that have outgrown their clothes. Make that extra time and effort to be a blessing to them.


Dear God, open my eyes to the needs of others right here in my own church, and to the needs of someone in my neighborhood. Help me be a blessing to them. Thank You Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

© 2014 by Carolyn Dale Newell. All rights reserved.

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