Observations from today’s readings and today’s S-WOD, Friday, 4 September 20:
[Note: Here is a link to a video overview of Titus: https://youtu.be/PUEYCVXJM3k%5D
Titus 1:4 – “To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.”
When you were saved, you were saved into a family — “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12-13) Do you see and treat other Christians as your true family in Christ? Do you continually pray that your family in Christ would more fully realize the grace and peace of Jesus, and do you seek to be God’s instrument of grace and peace in their lives? Do you have a heart to serve fellow Christians with joy and contentment, without complaint?
Today’s focus verse reminds me of some things Jesus said –
- Mark 3:33-35 — And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”
- John 17:22-23 — The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
- John 13:35 — By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
“Cross” Fit S-WOD (Spiritual Workout of the Day) – 4 September 20: Pray that God will help you grow in love for your church family, that you would be one with them in Christ and that your love for them would be a powerful testimony to the world.