God wants us to experience more of His glorious splendor each and every day!
We can and should pursue more of the knowledge of the love God has for us and for others.
The highest calling we have is to know Christ.
Prayer Point for the Week – Let us pray that we would find the joy that comes by ministering for the Lord at a moment’s notice.
Questions for Reflection:
The Bible tells us that people were too involved with themselves to provide shelter for His mother before His birth. How does this mirror today’s society? Why do people ignore Christ despite the importance to their immortal soul?
People of faith can fall prey to being self centered instead of being “God centered.” How does this interfere with our relationship with Jesus? How does this interfere with our witness? What are some of the signs that we have become self centered in our relationship with Christ?
Many people have a hard time asking those they have ignored or mistreated for help. Have you ever felt that way with Jesus? Read Lamentations 3:22&23. What does this us about the nature of the love of God? Read Luke 11:5-10. How should we approach Christ in our time of need?
We are called to live as Christ lived? How then should the believer treat their devotional life? How should we view the response to those requesting help in time of need?
Some say that living in a perpetual state of self denial is impossible. Why is this not an excuse for the believer? In addition to discipline/self-control, what does Galatians 5:22&23 promise to believers filled with the Spirit? According to Hebrews 12:1&2, what did Jesus specifically receive as He obeyed the Father?
Mismanaging time is on of the greatest hindrances to living the inconvenient life. What changes can you make in your life to utilize your time more wisely?
A truly righteous person turns away from sin and turns to God with their whole heart.