Relentless Love

FAITH BOOSTER:

Relentless Love[Dec. 04,2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.1 John 3:18

Also Read  1 John 3:16–18(NIV)

Heidi and Jeff came home from an overseas work assignment in a hot climate and settled for several months near family in the state of Michigan—just in time for winter. This would be the first time many of their ten children had seen the natural beauty of snow.

But winter weather in Michigan requires a lot of warm outerwear, including coats, mittens, and boots. For a large family, it would be quite an expensive undertaking just to outfit them for the bitterly cold months ahead. But God provided. First, a neighbor brought over footwear, then snow pants, then hats and gloves. Then, a friend urged others at her church to collect a variety of warm clothes in all twelve sizes for each member of the family. By the time the snow arrived, the family had exactly what they needed.

One of the ways we serve God is by serving those in need. First John 3:16–18 encourages us to help others from the abundance of our own possessions. Serving helps us to be more like Jesus as we begin to love and see people as He does.

God often uses His children to fulfill needs and to answer prayers. And as we serve others, our own hearts are encouraged as we encourage those we serve. As a result, our own faith will grow as God equips us for service in new ways (v. 18).

 QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • As you notice the numerous needs of people around you, how can you show God’s love in a practical way?
  • How does serving God help your faith to grow?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

Father, fill my heart with the willingness to help when I see a need. Help me to give joyfully and serve You with gratitude.

For More Teachings And Articles Visit Our Website: https://www.wmtlc.org

The Privilege of Prayer

FAITH BOOSTER:

The Privilege of Prayer[Dec. 03,2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

Give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion to keep your commands, statutes and decrees. 1 Chronicles 29:19

Also Read  1 Chronicles 29:11–19(NIV)

Country artist Chris Stapleton’s deeply personal song, “Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore,” was inspired by his own father’s prayers for him. The poignant lyrics reveal the reason his father’s prayers ended: not disillusionment or weariness, but his own death. Stapleton imagines that now, instead of speaking with Jesus in prayer, his dad is walking and talking face-to-face with Jesus. 

Stapleton’s recollection of his father’s prayers for him brings to mind a biblical father’s prayer for his son. As King David’s life ebbed away, he made preparations for his son Solomon to take over as the next king of Israel. 

After assembling the nation together to anoint Solomon, David led the people in prayer, as he’d done many times before. As David recounted God’s faithfulness to Israel, he prayed for the people to remain loyal to Him. Then he included a personal prayer specifically for his son, asking God to “give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion to keep your commands, statutes and decrees” (1 Chronicles 29:19).

We too have the remarkable privilege to faithfully pray for the people God has placed in our lives. Our example of faithfulness can make an indelible impact that will remain even after we’re gone. Just as God continued to work out the answers to David’s prayers for Solomon and Israel after he was gone, so too the impact of our prayers outlives us.

 QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • How have someone’s prayers made a significant impact on your life?
  • How might you encourage others with your prayers?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

Heavenly Father, I bring my loved ones before You and ask that You would work out Your plans in their lives

For More Teachings And Articles Visit Our Website: https://www.wmtlc.org