Point Of Hope - Issue26 - February 2016 February 2016 - Page 7

Revelation exposes His Truth. Realization accepts His Truth. Revelation is the key that unlocks our captive heart. Realization is the manifestation of His truth working within our life. When we realize we are truly loved for who we are ? we are able to fulfill His greatest commandment: ?And you shall love the LORD your God with all of your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ?You shall love your neighbor as yourself.? There is no other commandment greater than these? (Mark 12:30-31, NKJV). God desires we love Him without inhibitions or restrictions. He desires our heart to be completely surrendered and captivated by Him and for Him. When our heart is captivated by Him and for Him, we are an expression of Him to those around us. This is what it means to love your neighbor as yourself. Can I Encourage You? Perhaps God is drawing you into a new season with Him. Just as God had me relinquish my responsibilities so I could be still before Him ? perhaps He is asking the same of you. You may not go on a sabbatical. It could be Him asking you to be very intentional about investing in your relationship with Him. Can I encourage you? Do not hold back! How I pray you do not succumb to fear or insecurities any longer but be bold ? asking Him to show you the length, depth, height and width of His LOVE! Remember, when Jesus shows the way, it always points back to Him! And in Him, there is no darkness ? only Light and Love! In Him, Rev. Melissa Pearce ______________________________ [i] https:/ / www.blueletterbible.org/ lang/ lexicon/ lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G4138&t=NKJV 7 His Word, Your Hope EnduringHopeMinistries.com