Thank you for waking us up this morning And keeping us safe throughout the night.
Continue to protect us and guide us!
Allow the youth to go to school and learn all that they need to know.
I pray that they will not be afraid to call out on you God in the time of need.
I ask that you block any kind of distractions, negativity, and all things that are not like you.
Lord we ask that you protect them at their schools, jobs, and everymeans of transportation from any danger seen and unseen. We confess that today will be a great day just because you love us.
In your name we pray... amen
I Decree that I am loved by God.
For God loved the world in this way:[a] He gave His One and OnlySon, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord
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What Kind of Love Are You Talking About?
Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13
There are three things that will endure-faith, hope, and love-and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
TURN ON THE radio or TV at any time. You can’t get way from love. It’s sung about on music stations, dramatized-often melodramatized-in soap operas, humorized in sitcoms, and mocked in trash-talk shows. Here’s what you hear:
If love means making the health, happiness, and growth of another person as important as your own, here are some examples of what that might look like:
The loving thing to do in most situations isn’t hard to figure out. Just put yourself in the shoes of the people involved and ask, “What’s the best I could wish for if I were in that spot?” When you figure out the answer, love requires you to do the best that you have the opportunity and ability to do.
When you make the health, happiness, and growth of others a priority, you’re following the example of the God of love. God wills only the best for every person. You see it in how he has treated the world.
First, he created you in his image and likeness (see Genesis 1:27). What better model of kindness could you ask for than to be formed in God’s image?
Second, God wills your best by using his loving power to keep this planet going. Paul wrote, “Everything has been created through him and for him. He … holds all creation together” (Colossians 1: 16-17).
Third, God proved that he wills the best for you-even at your sinful worst-by redeeming you at great cost. When Jesus Christ died on the cross, he did so for all people (see 2 Corinthians 5:15), even those who never respond to his love.
REFLECT: Since you are to make the health, happiness, and growth of others a priority in your own life, how does being loved by God help you do that?
PRAY: Father, give me a love for others that is like the love you have for me.
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