Christ and I Love You.
Christ and I Love all People.
Romans 14:16-17 In short, you must not compromise your privilege, because the Kingdom of God does not mean eating or drinking this or that, it means righteousness and peace and joy brought by the Holy Spirit.
I came across these verses again recently and the last half of verse 17 has kept building me up for the last couple of weeks. The message here is that “The Kingdom of God ….. means righteousness and peace and joy brought by the Holy Spirit.” Righteousness is something that we don’t hear of often and I have stumbled with knowing that it meant. It seems to mean aloof. It really doesn’t though. Righteousness is about seeking to Love God. We learn in Sacred Scriptures that we cannot outdo God’s Love for us and that for us to seek to Love God back, one very essential way is to seek to follow God’s Guidance, to obey God’s Will, to live aligned with God, to live Right with God. And as I have coined, to live OnVine with God.
So Righteousness in this good sense is very comforting, assuring that we are not alone, and immerses us in the best love relationship ever. God cascades in a Niagra Falls manner his tinkling, glistening, glowing, shimmering, Light, Love, and Joy of Jesus over us, wells up within us, gushes up around us and washes by and through us from the front and back and left and right. This gorgeous chord is something we actually contribute to by gladdening God’s heart by Loving God and seeking to align with God and seeking to do God’s Will.
Proverbs 27:11 Learn to be wise my child & gladden my heart that I might have an answer for those who insult me…y
And then to this Lavished Love Storm we add Peace and Joy. ….. It’s a really awesome trio contemplating and repeating those three words. …. Righteousness, Peace, and Joy.
We are to be as children who are, in another definition of Righteous, at one spiritually with God, along with being filled with Peace and Joy.
Matthew 18:3 Then he said, ‘I tell you solemnly, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’
I Love You and so does Jesus, God the Father, and God Holy Spirit along with Mother Mary, your Guardian Angel, Saint Joan, Saint Rafael, Saint Francis, Saint Anne, all the Holy Angels, and all the Holy Saints.