2/13: Subconscious Love

 

Jesus taught a lot about the Kingdom of God and about what it’s like to be Kingdom people. He said that when the Son of Man comes in His glory, the sheep (the Kingdom people) will be separated from the goats 9those who don’t belong to the Kingdom). That which distinguishes the sheep from the goats is what the sheep did for Him while they were on earth. As He invited them in to inherit the kingdom that had been prepared for them, He said, “For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me” Matthew 25:35-36 (NKJ).

Naturally, the sheep are going to be a bit confused by this statement, so they will ask when they did all that stuff for the King. He will answer, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me” Matthew 25:40 (NKJ).

As we grow closer and closer to the Lord in our Christian walk, love for others will become a subconscious thing. We’ll help folks with what they need simply because they need it. We’ll help quench their thirst for both water and knowledge. We’ll take them in to our homes and our hearts, clothe them with coats and compassion, and visit them when they’re sick physically, mentally, and spiritually. We’ll even go to them when they’re imprisoned because of their actual infractions or emotional issues.

Every now and then, someone we know may bless us by bringing to mind that which we’ve done to help. The courtesy or the assistance will have been long forgotten by us, but God will use that remembrance as a pat on the back that will say, “Keep you going, little sheep.” However, we will probably never know until we get to Heaven, how we have touched others’ lives.

It’s nice to remember that God is not overlooking the subconscious love we show to others, because in serving others, we are actually loving and serving Him.

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©2013 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

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~ by sanewriter on February 13, 2013.

One Response to “2/13: Subconscious Love”

  1. Thank your Heavenly Father, for your unconditional love.

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