GOOD NEWS ABOUT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
1 John 2:7-9 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining. Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.
PERCEPTION // What I see/hear God saying/doing:
Father…once again you remind me that WE MISS THE SIMPLE THINGS OF GOD ALL THE TIME – old commands, old truths…the simplicity of the gospel. Is the light of God’s kingdom shining through my life? Pushing the darkness backwards? That does not usually happen through programmatic/bureaucratic planning…it happens through extending the love and mercy that God has extended to me…by loving my brothers and sisters
PLAN // What I am going to do about it:
Before moving into the busyness of planning and the details of schedules and planning, I will put people first by interceding for five minutes before program-oriented things – loving people over programs.
PRAYER // Seal the deal:
Lord, who do You want me to connect with today? Help me to value Your children over Your buildings and budgets.