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Daily Reading Friday 10/07/2011  -  Love

COME:
2 Timothy 4:9-22
9 Be diligent to come to me quickly10 for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica--Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry. 12 And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. 13 Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come--and the books, especially the parchments. 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works. 15 You also must beware of him, for he has greatly resisted our words. 16 At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them. 17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. And I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen! 19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus20 Erastus stayed in Corinth, but Trophimus I have left in Miletus sick.21 Do your utmost to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, as well as Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brethren22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

HEAR:
I'd never quite noticed how many names Paul mentioned in his letters, especially this letter. This was among the last things Paul ever wrote. Here Paul is at the end of his life and he is reflecting on the lives that he has touched and those that touched him. He is handing responsibility to Timothy for those he cared for by giving status and whereabouts for each. If the most important things people say are what they say at the end of life reflecting back on a life of triumphs and defeats, Paul here is showing us how much people matter.

It's not so much about the buildings you build, the empires you created, the art you painted, the stories you wrote, the businesses you ran, the things you invented... It's about the people you affected. More specifically it's about the people you affected for eternity. Mankind has had many great minds that deeply affected the lives of many around them and some that didn't even know they were being affected by them, but made no eternally significant impact.

DO:
What I do only matters in regards to who I affect and how I affect them. May I always remember to love my family and care for their needs as more important than my business ventures. May I remember that the people I sell to need the Spirit inside me more than they need my empty words and temporal products. May I enrich the lives of all those who I come in contact with.


My Prayer:
Father, you have birthed inside of me YOUR HEART... help me exercise it like a muscle and grow in my capacity to use LOVE as a tool for great impact on the world around me.


Darrell G. Wolfe

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Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
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