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Dear Friends,
This week I had the opportunity to speak at a college in MN as part of the Executive Forum with the Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) team. There were several student leaders present from various areas such as sports and clubs. At the end of the dinner, five students came to know the Lord. I don’t dare take the credit for that but I am so blessed that the Lord gave me the opportunity to speak into the lives of young adults and see the power of God changing lives.

Today I want to share a passage from John 13:31-35 (NLT) that reminds us of God’s glory and to love one another: As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for me, the Son of Man, to enter into my glory, and God will receive glory because of all that happens to me. And God will bring me into my glory very soon. Dear Children, how brief are these moments before I must go away and leave you! Then, though you search for me, you cannot come to me—just as I told the Jewish leaders. So now I am giving you a new commandment; Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

God’s glory has been in my heart lately. Everything we do must be for the glory of God not for our glory, not for our company’s glory, not for anyone’s or anything’s glory… only for God’s. During my time with the students I reminded them that as they become successful in their careers and achieve great things in their lives, to not forget God then. It is easier to seek God when we are broken, when there is nothing left, and when we are at the end of our rope. But when there is much success—either financial, with relationships, fame, reputation, etc.—then we don’t seem to need God very much. We tend to forget He exists. It is in those moments we must seek God to keep us humble and thankful. We must not forget that if it wasn’t for Him, we would not be successful to begin with.

The other part of the verse above reminds us to love each other as Jesus loves us. Our love for each other in the community, at home, in the workplace, and everywhere we go will show the world that we are different—that we are His disciples. I want to get to that point—to love everyone with the love of God—just because God created them. I encourage you to do the same.

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