Love is the nature of God (1John 4:8) and the nature of the recreated human spirit. Thus, everyone who is born again has the nature of love, which means that every believer already has love within him. Though love is our nature, we need to walk in love, by way of showing natural affection to others. This is what we see in our opening text today, where the Lord Jesus commanded us to love one another.
One of the major reasons we fail to have natural affection for others is because we do not feel responsible for them. We sometimes get engrossed in the mirage of our own challenges or needs that we forget our assignment. This wrong consciousness can lead us to forget our position as helpers to the needy and the hurting who Jesus longs to touch through us.
The wrong consciousness of ourselves ultimately hinders us from carrying out our responsibilities and calling to this dying world. When we see the needy, the sick, the weak, we should identify with them as their helpers so we can act by the leading of the Holy Spirit to give the love required to change their situation.
Let us learn from Joseph who was imprisoned for the wrong reason, and could have wallowed in regret, self-pity and depression. Instead, he chose to show love and concern for other prisoners (Gen 40). His act of love would later bring him into remembrance, setting him up to sit in one of the highest offices in the world. His love life was instrumental to his success!
Therefore, be mindful of how you live, and be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit as you step out today. Let Him show you where, how and to whom your action of love can make a difference today.
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Father in the name of Jesus, help me to manifest your love to my world today and bring glory to your name, in Jesus Name.
🏞️ PRAYER FOR A NATION – NEW CALEDONIA
Like most indigenous peoples, the cultural traditions of the Kanak people were inspired by animistic beliefs, but Christianity is now their predominant faith. The majority of New Caledonians are Catholics but both the Protestant and Pentecostal churches are well established locally.
1. Prayer for the nation: Father in the name of Jesus, we pray that you will give the churches in New Caledonia a great strategy to reach the unsaved in the nation, in Jesus Name.
2. Prayer for the leaders: Father, we ask that by your wisdom the leaders of this nation will set up systems through which the Gospel can spread in the land, in Jesus Name.
🕍PRAYER FOR ISRAEL – (Ps 122:6)
Father in the name of Jesus, show your mercy and favour in this set time to Israel. Let your mercy not depart from Israel, in Jesus name.
💒 PRAYER FOR UNITY IN THE CHURCH
Father in the name of Jesus, we come against every strategy of hell to cause divisions in the Church, and we declare that the church of Jesus Christ will stand firm in the unity of the faith.
☄️ PRAYER FOR SOULS / REVIVAL
Father, we pray that your word that we preach will grow and prevail mightily in our city, in Jesus name.
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