All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more
people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:15
Thank You for our families ~ our family by relation and our family in Christ. Thank You for Your grace which gives us the ability to be thankful. As we grow in grace, let our thanksgiving overflow so we can pour it out on those around us for Your glory. Help us to edify and encourage those closest to us to be the people You created them to be.
Thank You for loving us so very much that You bring dear brothers and sisters in Christ in our lives to strengthen us. Help us to be those brothers and sisters for others. Place us in the right place at the right time to touch lives for Jesus.
In Jesus name we pray.
Today’s Transformation Tip
42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.
43 A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. 44 And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. 45 They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. 46 They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity— 47 all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.
We cannot do life alone.
God does not want any of us to be isolated. We need the fellowship and love of other believers in Christ. Look at these verses in Acts. The early believers in the church knew better than anyone the importance and value of fellowship. We need to learn this as well.
Today if you find yourself without godly people in your life, begin this very minute asking God to bring people into your life who love Jesus with all of their hearts. He will honor this request and you will find yourself surrounded by many loving brothers and sisters in Christ.
How do I know that He will honor your request? Because I prayed this very prayer and I am now surrounded by so many loving and godly people. It overwhelms me when I think how much MORE He answered this prayer for me. Our Father is a Father of MORE. He loves us MORE than we can understand.
Why is it important to be surrounded by people in Christ?
These people are one in the Body of Christ with you. They will build you up and encourage you to become the person God created you to be. They will pray for you and you will grow in your faith as a result of their presence in your life. Remember His ways are so much higher than our ways. Today let go and let God! He is willing and He is able.
31 Days of Joy
Yesterday we started a 31 day devotional on the blog.
Each day enjoy Scripture, a prayer of joy & thanksgiving, and a tip for living a transformed life in Christ Jesus. Even amidst the turmoil and darkness that surrounds us in this world, we CAN live joyfully and simply when we renew our minds in Christ.
Here is the link to Day 1 in case you missed it.
Stay in the Love and the Light Always,
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