The Love Revolution

on 12/15/2009

Recently I read a new book by Joyce Meyer, the Love Revolution.  I must say that it is fantastic.  It discusses the Christian duty to love and gives inspiration and education on the subject.  Joyce wisely teaches us more about love and how to love.  But really, Joyce doesn't just want us to read a book, she wants a revolution, one that I can proudly say I've joined.

I don't think we can overstate the importance of love to Christians.  Jesus said that by our love for each other people would recognize us as Christians.  Jesus said that the two most important commandments are for us to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and for us to love our neighbor as ourselves.  Then Jesus gave us a new commandment, enhancing the second one above, that we should love people as Christ loved us.  Christ sacrificed Himself so that we could be saved and have better lives, only because He loved us.  Therefore we must also learn to sacrificially love others. 

Furthermore, the Bible says that faith works by love.  Because the Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God, if you are going to do anything pleasing to God, you are going to have to use faith.  But without love, your faith has no energy and effectiveness.  So if you have no true love, then you have no operational faith.  Therefore without true love, you can never really be pleasing to God.

Joyce knows that for the Church to rise up and take its place, and for Christians to truly begin living the lives Christ died to give us, we must start living with Godly love.  I know that I must begin to love in an unselfish, sacrificial, Christlike manner.  I also know that I need help, wisdom, and instruction to really begin doing so.  So I grabbed this book, and it totally edifies and inspires me to step up my love walk.  I also received the cds from Joyce Meyer's 2009 Women's Conference, where the speakers focused on The Love Revolution.  These messages are fantastic and they will greatly add to your wisdom on the subject and supplement your reading of The Love Revolution, whether you're male or female.

Everyone should get The Love Revolution, read it, and apply it to your life.  Please see the following links to buy The Love Revolution book and curriculum and to visit The Love Revolution home page.

Exploits for God wholly adopts and endorses The Love Revolution Motto:
"I take up compassion and surrender my excuses.
I stand against injustice and commit to live out simple acts of God's love.
I refuse to do nothing. This is my resolve.

Please also see this short introduction video from Joyce Meyer -


Christ in You - Laminin

on 12/05/2009

I was blessed to hear Louie Giglio speak at the Chris Tomlin Christmas concert the other day in Clearwater, Florida.  By the way that was an awesome concert and I highly recommend you go.  But anyway I heard his sermon and remembered another sermon I heard from him over a year ago.  I love how the apostle Paul tells Timothy to avoid oppositions of science falsely so called.  Now I was an English major but I love certain aspects of science, especially theoretical physics (which often deals with the origin and actions of the universe).  I have never heard the first piece of credible scientific information that shakes my full belief in all the Words of the Holy Bible and the main doctrines of Christianity.

So here is a biology lesson that I know will bless you, by Louie Giglio.  Below the video please see another great diagram of laminin and how it interacts with other elements in our bodies.  This explanation of laminin is, admittedly, one of those things that skeptical people probably won't buy.  But me, I'm a believer and I'm looking for God in our lives all the time.  When you are open to God and looking for Him, you will see Him more and more.  When you don't believe in God and aren't looking for Him, without His supernatural grace you will never see Him.

"For by Jesus Christ were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in Earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist."  Colossians 1:16,17 

Another great diagram of laminin, look at how the cross works in us -  Praise the Lord.