9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other. (John 15:9 – 17)
Theme: If not You, then Who?
Today we conclude our 40-Days-of-Discipline journey. Thank you for being a part of this experience!
We are all living through challenging times brought on by the pandemic, and we have seen potent reminders of the world’s need for God. It was timely therefore, to consider our role in advancing God’s kingdom supported by Spiritual Disciplines. The world’s need for God means that the world also needs those who are prepared to be soldiers in God’s army. If not you, then who?
Let us recommit to imitating Jesus as He empowers and inspires us to represent God’s kingdom. We can do this with discipline because the Holy Spirit provides the resources we need.
- Please review the key points from this week and reflect on the overall 40-Days-of-Discipline journey.
- Pray specifically for God to show you what he wants you to focus on.