Kingdom Competition?

John 13-32

Some time ago, a memory from my youth came to mind.  The memory was from a day when a girl I grew up with and I were outside playing, and she said that God loved her, after I said it.  Now understand that as a child (even now), God was my bestie.  He loved me to pieces, unlike those around me, and I wasn’t very fond of the idea of sharing Him with anyone else.  So when she said that, I became furious and said, “God doesn’t love you!  He loves me!”  It’s funny to think about now, but I was oh-so-serious then.  My God couldn’t be shared; He just couldn’t love anyone else. 

I’ve grown up and out of that mentality now, but sadly, many “grown-up” Christians have not… which brings me to our Scripture of the day: 1 Corinthians 13:11. Continue reading