Daily Devotional - February 13, 2021
💚 Worship: If you'd like to play a song before you begin or while you read, may we recommend "Glorious" by BJ Putnam. Why not try asking alexa, siri, or google to play it for you?!
🧡 Daily Verse: When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
☆ Ephesians 3:14-19 NLT
❤ Let's Talk About It: Did you catch that? What makes us complete?
It isn't what car you drive, who your spouse is, or even the fact whether you have a spouse or not. It isn't how much money you got in the bank.
It's not how many pairs of sneakers are in your closet, or how many friends and followers you have.
"May you experience the love of Christ...Then you will be made complete (Eph. 3:19 [paraphrase])..."
It is only when we experience the love of Jesus that we are made whole or complete.
Have you been running from the Lord? Is it because you think He's going to condemn you? Remember friend, Christ "did not come into the world judge the world, but to save the world through Him (John 3:17)."
💜 Prayer: Dear God, thank you for being a merciful and loving God. I thank you that when I come to you with problems, and in confession of my faults, you do not judge me, but rather, even though I don't deserve it, you pour out your unconditional love. Thank you Jesus, for walking through life with me. It is in your love that I am made complete. I pray that you would continue to help me learn how to love people as you love them and see them for who they are in you, not what their current sin struggle is. Lord, may I always remember where I came from. Allow me to pour out mercy and grace to those who have yet to encounter your love and mercy. My life is a living sacrifice to you, Lord. I love you Jesus and in your mighty name I pray, amen.