Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. 1 John 3:18

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-5-2012

Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. 1 John 3:18

1 John 3:11-21, Psalm 100 & John 1:43-51

There’s no better way to describe a life of Christ but to exhibit it in your daily living in everything you live to accomplish. If you look back at your sinful ways of a child, young adult and mature adult, can you witness in your own steps the life of sin you led void of loving God in truth and in deed? Everything you did until becoming His Disciple led to selfish acts of greed, envy or lust. Maybe you were greedy when it came to treating younger children in your school with respect during lunch. Maybe your attitude towards another was envy conducting yourself with evil instead of righteousness. On the other hand, maybe your life was led by sinful lust that consumed your time, your talent and your treasure.

John is pointing out to us here the Covenant Jesus established for us to follow; love God and your neighbor as yourself, even to the point of self-sacrifice. “The way we came to know love was that He laid down His life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him?” 1 John 3:16-17 Following the example of Christ, our life as Christians is defined by the love we exhibit towards others. Sometimes the LORD will lead you to act in charity towards total strangers even if it seems unusual to do.

Christmas Eve my wife and I were sitting in a Chinese restaurant in Georgia and I was talking to a young family. All of a sudden I was compelled to reach out and ask to pay for their dinner when their check had come. The smile on the wife’s face and the look of amazement on the husbands was a treasured act of response to Christian kindness. The LORD knows we can’t do random acts of Christ-like financial kindness every day but we can do random acts of Christ-like kindness in His Word by deed in every step of our life. “Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth” to show our love of loving Christ Jesus. Amen.

We pray by God, His Son and His Spirit to love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. We pray for Prayer Point. In the silence of my own heart, I pray for countless people who are dear to me especially my wife, my children and my friends. We pray for Christian Radio especially LIFE FM. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless His Truth for America,

Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

Romans 8:28

Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

His Children to Love in Deed and in Truth- 1 John 3:11-21

Love one another as ourselves

Seek not evil in the dark of self

Works for evil will surely be felt

When God sends you to hell you dealt

Cain belonged to the Evil One he smelt

Slaughtering Abel by envy he pelt

Because Abel was righteous daily he knelt

To embrace God’s Truth his life led spelt

Be amazed not if the world hates you

From death to life in Christ abides few

By love of our brothers and sisters we do

Because no love remains in death to true

We know love by His life He laid down

Not accepting any earthly king crown

Placing death over sin we find love around

Jesus died for our human transgressions found

Have confidence in God to know His Proof

The Son of Man came to die for me and for you

God wants us to live as He would to prove

His Children to Love in Deed and in Truth

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 5, 2012 @ 6:03 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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