Today marks the return of Mrs. Z! She’s penned the rest of the month and I am super excited to start sharing her work with you. But before we get to her devotion, I want to share the perfect sermon for all you ladies out there.
And for our song of the day, here’s the new single from one of Christian music’s greatest voices: Mrs. Natalie Grant.
5The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5)
We’ve often heard the saying that love is an action word. But what does that mean? You can tell someone you love them but they won’t truly feel that love until it is shown in action. For instance, taking care of a loved one when they’re sick, or making dinner for a family in need. Those sentiments come from a pure heart. Those actions are completed without expecting anything in return. They’re done out of kindness and without selfish intent. That’s the kind of love that we as Christians should be expressing to everyone around us.
I used to be the type of person who would do something nice for someone and then make sure everyone and their brother knew about it. I wasn’t doing these actions out of the kindness of my heart. I was doing them to get recognition from other people. Jesus wants us to keep these actions between us and Him because ultimately that’s why we should be doing them: to show others the love of Jesus through our everyday actions.
Reading plan: 1 Timothy 2:8-15
Deeper reading plan: Jeremiah 35, 36
Prayer and meditation: Pray for our country. Pray for love to conquer all. Pray that Christ infects our hearts and ignites a final fire of revival to sweep this land.
Fitness challenge: Sprint work. No ladder, but back to the 400!
½ mile warm-up
½ mile cool-down