Your daily guide, posted Sunday-Thursday by 6am, to know, believe, and live Reconciled!
Learn It - Luke 22:25-32
25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
28 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
Love It - Life Sketches, 1880, p. 140
"Those who were waiting to make themselves more worthy of divine favor, before they dared venture to claim the promises, were making a fatal mistake. Jesus alone cleanses from sin; he only can forgive our transgressions. He has pledged himself to listen to the petition and grant the prayer of those who come to him in faith. Many had a vague idea that they must make some wonderful effort in order to gain the favor of God. But all self-dependence is vain. It is only by connecting with Jesus through faith that the sinner becomes a hopeful, believing child of God."
Proactivity is defined as "anticipatory, change-oriented and self-initiated behavior in situations..." We want to realize that as servants of an anticipatory Savior who has prayed for us before we accepted His change, we must do the same for others. So with the person(s) in mind that need your grace/forgiveness, pray a prayer of thanksgiving for your renewed relationship as it would be were everything right again. This is the state in which the all-forgiving God sees the situation! So let this prayer feed your faith to believe this in order to live it because we are forgiven in Christ before we even ask!