Love Does 25

Monday, May 25
Chapter 25: God is Good
(pg 164)

Quote of the Day:

“We all have these friends, these amazing people who seem to live on the edge of death. It must be because it’s on that edge where they feel most alive, where they have the best perspective on life. It’s where one missed step, one wrong move would end it all that they realize all over again how beautiful the place they’re standing actually is, a place where they live and breathe and love well. Have you noticed that lots of people who trust God seem to be wired to live near the edge?” – Love Does by Bob Goff, pgs. 164-165

Scripture Reference:

Isaiah 40:28-31
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Putting Love into Action:

Have you lived on the edge and trusted God lately? What is one way you could give up being comfortable and take a risk this week? Go do that. Live a love that does.

Question/Discussion:

Is there someone in your life that has taught you what it was like to live on the edge as they faced a trial or difficulty? What did you learn? What surprised you most? How did they live and love well as an example for those around them?

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

~Starr

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3 thoughts on “Love Does 25

  1. The most recent example I have of someone living like this is my grandmother that died a few years ago of cancer. From the moment they gave us the last update of not being able to do anything further to treat her, she stood with such a confidence and calmness that I have never experienced so up close. She was grateful for the time that she had been allowed to stay here on earth with our family and she was ready. Sure, she would have loved to stay and make more memories with all of us, but she trusted God’s plan more than anything. The most amazing thing out of her sickness came as she formed a special relationship with one of her doctors during a stay in the hospital. The doctor was from China and could not believe that my grandma knew her prognosis, yet was so content and happy. That first day she actually asked us if grandma knew everything and when we told her yes – she automatically responded, “You must be a Christian!” Oh goodness. You should have heard my grandma talk about her Jesus!! The two of them had some heartfelt conversations in the following days and we didn’t even realize that the Dr had recorded part of grandma’s testimony to share with an unsaved friend in China! We found out weeks after grandma’s passing that her testimony made it all the way to China and that friend accepted Christ right before he died of his own terminal illness. God taught me so much through my grandmother’s death. She showed our entire family how God can use something so tough to work His plan.

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  2. My example is my nephew and his wife for taking the risk of adopting a child from China. Casey and Kristin asked for a child that wasn’t in perfect health. They’ve worked extra jobs to help pay the expenses for the child. We have all joined them as they waited and prayed, being joyful in the waiting. They have a beautiful little girl waiting for them to pick up in China. They don’t know how the little girl will adapt to life in the United states but they are doing everything they can to prepare for being parents to this special little girl. I remember hearing that Kristin said this little girl might never know Christ if they had not chosen her to adopt. We can’t wait to meet her!

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