Just a few days ago I posted what I believe to be God’s definition of success. Today I thought I’d take a break from our journey through the Gospel of John and offer my reasons for believing in that definition. This is how I think God defines success for anyone who identifies as a Christian: Continue reading
This is success:
Loving Jesus well and loving people well (including the stranger).
When I say I’m going to do something I like to do it, I like to follow through, according to Jesus’ words, “. . . let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.'” About a year ago I said I would send an ebook version of the new book Love Like Jesus to anyone who signed up for an email subscription with GodRunning.com. And I will. That hasn’t changed. It will come in the form of a PDF. But I also said I would publish the Love Like Jesus book in 2018, and that’s changed. My original intention was to self publish but after researching the options further, I’ve decided to go the traditional publishing route. I’ll share more about that as things progress. Meanwhile I hope you’ve enjoyed the content I’ve already shared, from the book, on God Running. For a limited time you can still see the Love Like Jesus book posts by clicking on the Love Like Jesus Book link under “CATEGORIES” in the side bar. When the book is published that option will no longer be available.
For a while now, most Saturdays here on God Running, we’ve been going through the book of John. And today we come to the part where Jesus says to us,
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”
And then he goes on to say,
“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Does that describe you? Is that what you’re known for, by all people? For loving just as Jesus loved? For loving like Jesus? I asked myself that question a number of years ago and the answer was a resounding “No!” So I set out to learn how I might change that answer. The result was the book you’re about to read. (Kindle, hardback, and paperback versions of the full book are all scheduled to come out in 2018.)
Here’s the introduction.
Things You Should Know About The Author Of This Book