Posts Tagged ‘devoted’

Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Devotion

January 24th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is devotion.

Romans 12:10 encourages us to “be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

We were made for relationships. Devoted love here is an affection love based on friendship. Our relationships have opportunity to thrive when we think beyond our own self-interests and look to the interests of others. In relationships, we can learn together, grow together, and build godly character in each other.

There is joy in friendships where affectionate love exists, where mutual respect is shared, and where each person thoroughly enjoys the companionship of the other.

Devotion is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

Daily Challenge-Devoted to Fellowship

October 27th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to devote ourselves to the fellowship of the church.

The early church was a thriving church in Acts chapter 2. The Lord was adding to their number daily those who were being saved.

One of the dynamics of the early church was that the people devoted themselves to the fellowship of the church.

Acts 2:46 says, “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. This was a community that met together consistently, as they embraced the “one another” statements of the Bible.

They loved one another, They honored one another. They sought to live in harmony with one another. They accepted one another. They served one another. They encouraged one another. They were kind and compassionate to one another.

What might happen in our church congregation if we consistently live out the “One Another” commands in the Bible?

Take the daily challenge to be devoted to the fellowship of the church on the journey of faith.

John Shirk