From tolerance to unconditional love

Disclaimer:  An honest look into my heart!

I like to consider myself a kind person.  I usually smile a lot, and try to be encouraging.   But I really struggle with truly loving people without agenda.  I let my pride get in the way of love a lot,  and I constantly have to battle with my heart/mind to choose humility and extend grace to those around me.  I really need God’s help moment by moment to drop my competitive spirit and be willing to be “the least of these.”

I have been so fired up about what God is doing through The Orchard.  I  really encourage you to visit one of the weekly gatherings (Sat at 5, Sun at 9 & 11) to check it out for yourself.  I promise you, it is probably the exact opposite of your last church experience. :)  It is such a diverse community and I love it!  I feel like the new series, Not Like Me, is exactly what The Orchard embodies- which is EXACTLY what Jesus embodies.  It’s all about loving God and loving others which is God’s own heart.  (Matthew 22:37-39)

Check it out:
www.theorchardcommunity.com and click on the far right “Current Series” to watch the video.

So my new goal is to move past simply tolerance of others (like me and not like me) and embrace unconditional love.   To choose humility and extend grace in ALL situations.

One thought on “From tolerance to unconditional love”

  1. Yep me too, Jen. Sincere, deep within the heart. The kind of love that only Jesus can see and that He makes real and pure and true. I’ll pray for you, you pray for me okay? May we decrease that He in us may increase moment by moment.
    I love you!
    Mom

    I agree that the Orchard is a church right on target with the true heart of God. I hope many who know you and read this will check it out and find the presence of the living God. xox

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