“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2 (NIV 1984)
January 19 – Doing Good for the Family of Believers
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.
Read Romans 12:1-2 out loud. It’s our verse of the year and we want to learn it.
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." Galatians 6:9-10
In Psalm 142:4 King David said, “Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life." Sadly there are many today who feel like David, even in God’s church. This week, we have the exciting opportunity to bring God’s love and care to our Sunrise Family. We are going to attempt to visit every family. It takes faith to step out of our comfort zones, but it is faith that pleases God.
Apply God’s Word to your life.
Pray for the visits that God’s love will impact lives.
Join us for visitation training.
Warmly welcome those who visit you.
Ask God to make you aware of the needs around you that you can help meet.
Father, transform my heart. I want to help, but I’m afraid. Help me learn to step out in faith and trust You. There are so many who need Your love and care. Amen.
Related verses to meditate on:
"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Hebrews 11:6
"When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” John 21:15
"For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? Indeed, you are our glory and joy." 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
Posted on Sat, January 19, 2013
by Cathy Hurtado