Your daily guide, posted Sunday-Thursday by 6am, to know, believe, and live Reconciled!
Learn It - Romans 1:8-13
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
Love It - Christ Object Lessons, p. 125
"The heaven-born love of Christ must find expression. Those who have put on Christ will relate their experience, tracing step by step the leadings of the Holy Spirit—their hungering and thirsting for the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ whom He has sent, the results of their searching of the Scriptures, their prayers, their soul agony, and the words of Christ to them, “Thy sins be forgiven thee.” It is unnatural for any to keep these things secret, and those who are filled with the love of Christ will not do so. In proportion as the Lord has made them the depositaries of sacred truth will be their desire that others shall receive the same blessing. And as they make known the rich treasures of God’s grace, more and still more of the grace of Christ will be imparted to them. They will have the heart of a little child in its simplicity and unreserved obedience. Their souls will pant after holiness, and more and more of the treasures of truth and grace will be revealed to them to be given to the world."
The imparting. That's what we will focus on this weekend. We learned about imputing last week and how God gives full and free His righteousness through Jesus Christ! But now we will study what and how God imparts His way of living to us. To illustrate how God makes a whole out of pieces, try to put a puzzle together today. Dollar Tree has loads of them for - $1. Or you can make your own puzzle and just take a piece of paper, tare it 5-7 times and have at it. As you put things together, let it remind you how day-by-day, God is putting us together into the image He has declared us to already be when we are in Christ!