Living Effectively for Christ 21- Weekly Thoughts

Living Effectively for ChristDay 21- Weekly ThoughtsRuth P McDonald“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21, ESV)“For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better.” (Philippians 1:21, NLT)For three weeks, we’ve been discussing the importance of living effectively for Christ. We’ve looked at various ways our testimony can be stronger if we are disciplined in our Christian walk. We often feel that…

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Living Effectively for Christ 20- A Song for our Saturday, “Known by Love”

Living Effectively for ChristDay 20- A Song for Our Saturday- “Known by Love”Daniel Petterson“Known By Love”Written by Chris McClarney, Hank Bentley, and Mia FieldesPerformed by Chris McClarneyReleased 2021I don't want to be known for what I hateI don't want to miss the things that make Your heart breakI don't want to say things you'd never sayCome have Your way in meLet justice roll like a river in my soulLet mercy overflow like…

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Living Effectively for Christ 19- Be a Prayer Warrior

Day 19- Be a Prayer WarriorRuth P McDonald“Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17, ESV)“Continue steadfastly in prayer.” (Colossians 4:2a, ESV)“And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Luke 11:9, ESV)You walk away from a conversation with an acquaintance in which they just told you something devastating that they’re facing. Cancer. A child who’s rebelling. A…

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Living Effectively for Christ 18- Being Grace-filled

Day 18- Being Grace-filledRuth P McDonald“He’s a bad guy—did you hear what he did a few years ago?” The judgmental whispers swirled around the room. People were hungry for details. With shock and disdain, they absorbed and spread the sordid tales of his sin. Adultery. Murder. Betrayal. The fingers pointed as the people tucked away the details of his past—a juicy story to share with any new audience they may have. It…

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Living Effectively for Christ 17- Being Generous

Living Effectively for ChristDay 17- Being GenerousJonathan Draper“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35, ESV)“But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love…

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Living Effectively for Christ 16-Sharing God’s Love

Day 16- Sharing God’s LoveRuth P McDonald“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35, ESV)Do you know someone who easily, kindly and confidently shares the love of Christ with others? What’s their secret? So often…

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Living Effectively for Christ 15- Practicing Purity

Living Effectively for ChristDay 15- Practicing PurityJonathan Draper“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9, ESV)“How can a young…

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Living Effectively for Christ 14: Weekly Thoughts: “Just Go!”

Living Effectively for Christ Day 14 - Weekly Thoughts: “Just Go!” Just go. Even if you’re sleepy. Even if you’d rather play a round of golf. Even if your kids are grumpy. Even if you’re already going to be late. Even if you’re feeling far from God—especially if this is the case—just go! “Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more…

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Living Effectively for Christ 13: A Song for Saturday “The Narrow Way”

Living Effectively for Christ Day 13 - A Song for Saturday “The Narrow Way” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob2Wxc4pgyE&ab_channel=StefGretzingerVEVO “The Narrow Way” Written by Steffany Gretzinger & Jason Ingram Performed by Steffany Gretzinger Released 2023 Lead me, Lord lead meKeep me, oh keep meFrom wanderingHelp me, Lord help meTeach me, oh teach meYour suffering I will walk the narrow wayThe only road that will lead to lifeI will stay the narrow wayTo see the face of…

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Living Effectively for Christ 12: Practice What You Preach

Living Effectively for Christ Day 12 - Practice What You Preach “But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” (James 1:25, ESV) “Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how…

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