Scripture: Romans 12. Click here to view full scripture.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
God has amazing plans for His children. Paul tells us in the Book of Romans that God wants believers to work together for the betterment of God’s kingdom. God gives us gifts so that we can build up His church. Paul gives specific guidelines for living as redeemed individuals in a fallen world. Follow along in Romans, Chapter 12, as we continue our “30-Day Walk with Jesus” series!
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
God has perfect plans for His children, and He wants us to live with renewed minds, hearts, and souls, living to honor, obey, and please Him. God wants us to give ourselves as living sacrifices for His service. He also wants us to work together with other believers under the command of Jesus. God gives us each unique gifts and talents; we are to use the abilities that He gives us to serve others. God calls us to love others, just as He loves us. We are to build others up and love our communities for God. He has called us to put others above ourselves. God also wants us to forgive others, just as He forgives us. When we experience God’s loving grace, we will want to pass it on to others.
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the examples and stories that You have placed in Your Word for us to learn from. Father, we know that we are sinners, and we ask for Your forgiveness. Please help us to forgive others who have hurt us and make things right with those we hurt. Please help us to love others, just like you love us. Help us to always be honest people, and let our attitudes and actions be pleasing to You, Father. Please help us to always follow Your ways for us, obeying and praising You through all circumstances in our lives. Please help us to love and obey You wholeheartedly. Please be with those who have rejected You, and help them to return to You, Father, before judgement. Please help us to draw near to You, and please protect us from giving in to the pressures of this fallen world. We want to live Godly lives. Please cure the world from sicknesses, diseases, and disabilities. When we face struggles in this life, Father, please help us to call upon You. Help us to put our complete trust and faith in You, Father, for we know that You will work out Your plan. We thank You for Your son Jesus who died to free us from the slavery of our sins. Thank You for the promise of one day living in eternity with You. Thank You for your saving grace, mercy, and love, Father. Please help us to stand up for our faith, no matter what the cost. Please guide and protect us, our friends, families, pets, and our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering. We love You and thank You for everything. – in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.