It Came to Pass: The Key to Bring It to Pass

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What is the key that will ensure that your relationships are healthy? How can you be sure that all your relationships are available for God to use? The answer is love. Part of the Lord’s greatest commandment is that we love our neighbor as ourselves.

“How do I do that?” you may ask. Well, the word love that is used here does not mean affection. This kind of love—the God-kind of love—is a love that gives. The Bible says that God so loved (agape) the world that He gave. As we learn to love other people with the God-kind of love—a love that gives—then we secure our relationships and make them available to God.

The plan of God for each one of us is so intricate and complex, God probably uses thousands of people to help fulfill His divine plan for each one of His children. So as you contribute to the progress of others, you may indirectly contribute to God’s plan being fulfilled in your life without even realizing it.

Remember, love is the key. Nowhere is love more beautifully described than in 1 Corinthians 13.

Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, doesn’t have a swelled head, doesn’t force itself on others,  isn’t always “me first,” doesn’t fly off the handle, doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, doesn’t revel when others grovel, takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, puts up with anything, trusts God always, always looks for the best, never looks back, but keeps going to the end. Love never dies…. (vv. 4–8 The Message Bible)

Throughout history, God has used people to bring blessing and direction. As you bless other people, God will see to it that you are blessed. As you help others accomplish their vision and calling, God will bring others across your path to help you fulfill your divine destiny. That is the way God works.

You must first make sure that your relationships are in right standing so they can be used of the Lord. The best way to do that is to nurture them with the God kind of love—the love that gives. When you learn to love others in the fashion that is defined in the Word of God, your relationships will prosper and you will prepare the way for God’s promises for your life to come to pass.

Since Christmas is just a few days away, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! May your Christmas season be blessed as you enjoy time spent with family and friends celebrating the birth of our Savior!

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About Mac Hammond

Mac Hammond is senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center, a nondenominational church located in Brooklyn Park (a suburb of Minneapolis), Minnesota. Pastor Hammond also hosts the Winner's Minute and the Winner's Way television broadcasts and has authored several internationally distributed books . Mac Hammond is broadly acclaimed for his ability to apply the principles of the Bible to practical situations and the challenges of daily living. Mac Hammond graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1965 with a Bachelor's degree in English. Upon graduation, he entered the Air Force with a regular officer's commission and reported for pilot training at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. Mac received his wings in November 1966, and subsequently served two tours of duty in Southeast Asia, accumulating 198 combat missions. He was honorably discharged in 1970 with the rank of Captain. Between 1970 and 1980, Mac was involved in varying capacities in the general aviation industry including ownership of a successful air cargo business serving the Midwestern United States. A business acquisition brought Mac and his wife Lynne Hammond to Minneapolis where they ultimately founded Living Word Christian Center in 1980.

One response to “It Came to Pass: The Key to Bring It to Pass”

  1. Shirley Tuttle says :

    Amen!! Love is the greatest gift!! Whether it is through giving and sharing or just being kind and allowing Gods words in our hearts to stay rooted deep. As he loves us, as we receive his love that is so sufficient, we can love others. The purest love that our Lord is speaking of is unconditional. I believe that is why we want to give at Christmas in abundance we can’t help ourselves, we become all so connected to our Lord that he works the miracles, Hope, Love, beyond our understand takes place at this time of year. Glory to him whom we honor so much that we are returning what he gave we pass out to others, the assembly of Gods love.

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