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Pray With God’s Heart: 3

‘Walk in love, as Christ also has loved us.’ Ephesians 5:2 NKJ

LOVE: it’s all about feeling lovey dovey, falling head over heels, and living happily ever after. Nope! The Bible says it’s a way of ‘walking’. ‘Walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and given Himself for us.’

We fail to realise how much our words can build people up. And we need to be even more careful not to tear them down. The Bible says ‘the heart is deceitful above all things.’ (Jeremiah 17:9 NIV)

What vibes are you giving off? What are you ‘putting out there’? When you’re too busy to show love—you’re too busy, period.

It’s time to examine your heart motives and attitudes. How? Start by checking out your tongue and the words coming out your mouth. Just like your tongue tells the doc a lot about your physical health, it can tell you a lot about your spiritual health.

To get answers to your prayers you must check your heart attitude in these three areas:

(1) Abiding (we talked about this word two days ago) in Christ. This is how you get to spiritual maturity and discover the authority you’ve been given in prayer.

(2) Speaking and living in agreement with God’s Word. Want to ‘move mountains’ in your life (see Mark 11:23)? When your words and actions align with God’s—that’s when the action happens.

(3) Growing in love. This is all about putting others first and taking opportunities to show them who God really is and how He loves them. So start with your tongue and make a conscious effort today to let only encouraging, uplifting and love-filled words come out of your mouth.

SoulFood: Gen 30:25–31:55, John 14:15–25, Ps 2, Ecc 3:1–4

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2016

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