40 Days of Compassion - Day 42 - Do the Deeds of Christ

Begin your time with God in prayer.
Praise God for who He is.  Confess any sin so that nothing blocks your fellowship with Him.  Ask God to use the Spirit and the Word to transform your life.

Let God’s Word penetrate your head and your heart.
Recite as much of Mark 12:30-31 as you can.

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."  Matthew 5:14-16

"By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked."  1 John 2:5b-6

Jesus has shown us how to live a life of love.  If we seek to walk the way He walked, allowing His Spirit and His love to shine through our lives, we will be fulfilling Mark 12:30-31.

Apply God’s Word to your life.
· How has 40 Days of Compassion changed your love for God and people?
· What habits have you started that you want to continue so you can continue to walk in love like Jesus?
· Pray for those on your “Pray for 10” list.
· Be intentional today – plan to touch wounds and teach the Word.

Father, thank you for 40 Days of Compassion.  I am growing in loving You and loving others.  Help me to stay connected to You through my devotions and with others who are growing so that I will continue to grow.  Let Your light shine through me this week.  Amen.

Related verses to meditate on:

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."  Ephesians 2:10

"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21

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