Love Does 14

Thursday, May 14
Chapter 14: A New Kind of Diet
(pg 94)

Quotes of the Day:

“None of us want to make God look bad. But in the end, being fake makes God look worse. It makes people think He tastes like Crisco.”

“People don’t want to be told that their experiences were wrong or that their wrapper or someone else’s wrapper is made of the wrong stuff. Instead, we get to be the ones to show them real love from a real God.” – Love Does by Bob Goff, pg 98

Scripture Reference:

2 Timothy 3:1-5

3 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

Putting Love into Action:

Be the real thing. Watch out when God brings someone into your life that has been head-faked. Simply take the opportunity to show that God is full of love. Win them over with real love from a real God. Don’t be Crisco!

Question/Discussion:

Has there been someone in your life that showed up as the real thing when you needed it the most? Who helped you see real love from a real God?

Post your comments below for today’s question/discussion. I can’t wait to hear your answers!

~Starr

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5 thoughts on “Love Does 14

  1. Mrs. Lee was a teacher that stood out from most of the others in high school. There was something about her – something different. She cared. She loved. She had joy. Students flocked to her math trailer to talk to her about life. And she listened. Crazy thing – Mrs. Lee was going through one of the most difficult times in her own personal life with her marriage and sickness. Some days she couldn’t even walk because of MS. Yet, she spoke encouragement into every life that came her way. She was the real thing. She had Jesus in that math trailer. I was one of those students that talked to Mrs. Lee during my lunch breaks. She assured me that life wasn’t over because my first true love and I had broken up…again…and again…blah blah! Mrs. Lee helped me see real love from a real God.

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  2. My mom and Kenny are those two people for me. As they are my parents and have raised me in church -it was expected for us to be there when the doors were open. But they took it one step further, they pray for my dad (Steve) everyday. They invite him into their house for every occasion. They even told me when he was treating me unfairly to forgive him and pray. How do you love and forgive a man who hurts people and doesn’t see what he’s doing to people? The part that blows me away is my dads ex-wife prays for him and loves him! My moms current husband actually calls her ex husband a friend! If that isn’t Jesus in your life I do not know what is! It inspires me, more than that it calls me to pray for my ex husband no matter how wrong I feel he is.

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    1. What an incredible example that Kenny and Karen have been in your life to show how love does!! Thank you for sharing with us! It’s crazy how this is something most people wouldn’t even think of doing – that has become part of your family and how you’ve been taught to operate – to love and pray!

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  3. I have to say that Joy showed up at the right time in my life. Things got really tough just before and shortly after she was born. God knew that I needed someone to take care of in order to take my focus off everything that was going wrong. She is a delight and I’m grateful to God for giving me such a gift for my old age! I am so unworthy!

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