Are You Ready?

PRAY

…but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 3:15

WRITE

If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior… then you have the story of Christ in your life. He has beautifully written His story in your life and what a blessing it is to share it!

You have the story of what you were… and how He drew you in
You have the story of when you made the decision to trust Jesus
You  have the story of how He has changed you and made you new
You have the story of how He continues to work in your life

  • Take time now to write your before, your beginning & your after Christ
  •  How have you changed? How has your world-view changed? How have your goals changed?
  • Write some of the Bible verses He has used over the years to transform you.
  • Is there a verse that He has given you that is shining light into your life? Write a few sentences about how He is working in your life through this verse. Think about it in terms of a conversation – write it so that you could you slip this “hope” into a phone call with a friend or discussion with your daughter.
  • How is He working in your heart today?

GROW

I love this song by Big Daddy Weave – “My Story”

Praying that the Lord would give you words, and courage to share His beautiful story in your life…

True Love

blue wreath pray

Digging Deep Into Romans 12:9-21

“Let love be genuine.” 
Romans 12:9a

Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

“Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love,
love one another earnestly from a pure heart,
 since you have been born again,
not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God”
1 Peter 1:22-23

blue wreath write

  • What is Truth  (to find out what Jesus said look up John 8:31, John 14:6, John 18:37) ?
  • How do we purify our soul (see 1 John 3:3)?
  • What is the result of our transformed life… our souls have become pure through Christ for a reason. What is it?
  • Who are we to love (see John 15:12)?
  • How are we to love?
  • The definition of “earnest” is – showing a sincere & intense conviction. Rewrite 1 Peter 3:22b inserting that definition in place of the word earnest. Love one another…
  • Still, earnest love will mean nothing unless we have what heart condition?
  • What does the word pure mean to you?
  • This pure, earnest love pours out of us as a result of what?
  • Respond… is there anything you need to change? What does “Genuine Love” look like to you?

blue wreath grow

He has poured out Himself for you! Jesus is the Way the Truth & the Life. You have been eternally transformed by Christ.
– SO –
Love with a heart made new by the Spirit that lives within you!