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Good Friday: LOVE Manifested

Love is expressed in a myriad of ways each day, through acts of kindness or a gentle word.

But sometimes, Love is expressed through incredible sacrifice.

When we review of the life of Jesus, His teachings were all about reaching out to one another in love, treating each other with the same generosity of spirit that we would want to treated with.

And then today...

We acknowledge the Love that Jesus made manifest in His sacrifice on our behalf.



1 John 4:9-11In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.


Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/20-inspirational-bible-verses-about-gods-love/#ixzz2OxidR4sU

Maundy Thursday: The LOVE Command

EVER WONDERED WHAT 'MAUNDY' THURSDAY MEANT? 'Maundy' means commandment. At the Last Supper, Jesus gave us an important commandment:

"Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples,  if you love one another.”  John 13:34-35 

If you were to ask me what draws me most to a relationship with Jesus Christ, it would be this message. 
It is my belief that the central message of Jesus was LOVE. In fact, He said it himself:

28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating.  Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him,  “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this:  ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[b] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[c] There is no comma…

Birthdays Have Different Meanings at 51

Today I'm reading, The Time Keeper, by Mitch Albom, which seems like a perfectly appropriate pick for my 51st birthday since it's a novel about our obsession with time and at times trying to lengthen our days.

And I must admit, turning 51 feels old. I personally don't feel old. But the concept of "51 years old" sounds old, as I roll it around in my brain.

So today I'm enjoying the day: reading, and later going for a massage at a lovely nearby spa. I think a road trip over the mountains might also be in order sometime this week, just a day out to enjoy lunch somewhere scenic.

It seems that the days are flowing so quickly and there's so much I am trying to accomplish this year. I've just launched Waiting with God, and have sent The Night of the Great Polar Bear to the book designer and will come out in May. A Map of Heaven is scheduled for June/July. And Brownie Comes Home will launch in August/September. Then I will begin work on a romance trilogy, de…

Let Go. Let God #459

link: http://www.keepcalmandposters.com/poster/keep-calm-and-trust-jesus

(I've decided to consolidate a couple of my blogs, and moved my other blog: One Woman's Walk Through the Bible over here, so if you're new to Suzanne Anderson.net, welcome! I hope you'll look around and stay awhile!)


Today's Verses:

Luke 1: 38 "Mary responded, "I am the Lord's servant. May everything you have said about me come true."

47: "You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said."


Reflection: 

I read somewhere today that God will keep bringing you back to a lesson until you master it.

For me, the issue is trust.

I have a great challenge trusting the unseen, the unknown, believing that I can truly trust God's plan  for my life, when my own plans don't always work out.

Even today...after I've written a 31-day devotional on drawing closer to God while waiting for an answer to prayer, I still find it difficult to completely tru…

WANTED 20 REVIEWERS - FREE EBOOK!

Today is launch day for Waiting with God!

As you know, reviews are the life blood of every book's early days, especially for indie-authors.

So, I'm looking for 20 readers who would be interested in reading Waiting with God and placing reviews on Amazon.com and Goodreads.com.

It's a quick, inspiring read, that I honestly believe you'll enjoy.

If you're interested, send me an email at: HenryandGeorgePress [at] gmail [dot] com with the email address associated with your ebook reader and I will gift you a FREE ebook of Waiting with God!

Thank you for your help!