Thought and Prayer for Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
October 18, 2014 DEVOTED TO BEING AN EXAMPLE
When we are devoted to live like Jesus did, we will be an example for others to follow. Being devoted to learning about His life and what He did will help us to be a better example to others. If we want to be devoted to Christ and follow Him, we need to study His life. We need to know how He reacted to situations while He was on earth. We need to look for godly examples in others as well so we will know the right things to do.
John 13:15 “I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.” (NLT)
Thank You, Lord, for the example You have given us to follow. We want to do more than just read Your word. We want to follow You and obey. We want to mimic the things You did on earth to resist temptation, to obey God and to make disciples. Show us godly examples in others as well so we will become more aware of how to be a godly example and to be completely devoted to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
When we read God’s word, we are to take action from what it says so we can be a godly example to others.
Being a devoted godly example while on earth requires we read God’s word and obey Him.
If we don’t know what to do to put God’s word into action, we need to seek the advice of other godly people.
One way to know how to put God’s word into action is to pray.
After reading God’s word, we need to apply it to our lives. That requires being devoted to Him and seeking His direction.
Titus 2:7 “And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.” (NLT)
Focus: We can be a godly example to others by focusing on being devoted to doing God’s will.