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Applying God's Truth to Everyday Life.

But if anyone has this world's goods (resources for sustaining life) and sees his brother and fellow believer in need, yet closes his heart of compassion against him, how can the love of God live and remain in him? Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity).

— 1 John 3:17-18
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Open Your Heart of Compassion

- by Joyce Meyer
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As Christians, God places compassion within each one of us, but it’s up to us to decide whether we close or open our heart to receive it. I’ve found that one thing that really keeps my heart of compassion open is seriously thinking about the needs that are in the world today.

We need to turn our thoughts to those who are less fortunate than ourselves and open our hearts to those who are suffering.

Read 1 John 3:17-18. I really love these scriptures because they specifically make a point of saying that when I see a need, I can’t just pass it off as someone else’s responsibility. Nor can I think that the need is so great, I can’t do anything about it, which is not true. I’ve found in our ministry that even though you and I can’t do everything about a situation, we can do something. And the something that we can do is bring hope to people.

I pray you will allow your heart of compassion to be opened even wider to the desperate needs of people around the world.

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