Daily Read – Daniel 1:1-2:23; 1 Peter 3:8-4:6; Psalm 119:65-80; Proverbs 28:14
1 Peter 3:8-10
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another;
love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling,
but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.
Family is precious in My sight. As My children, You are a part of a great, big family called the body of Christ. Those in the world do not have a correct image of what a family looks like or how it is to function. Through strategies of darkness, the enemy has painted a distorted and dysfunctional view of family in their eyes. The world system is failing and families are desperately searching for answers, trying to find the real and genuine.
You are My picture to the world of what a loving family looks like. You have the true and genuine living in you. They will know you are Christians and belong to Me by the love you show to one another.
Come together My Bride and be of one mind in one accord. Do away with strife, contention, offense, and unforgiveness. Repent and surrender those things to Me, the stakes are too high to hang on to those things. The world is watching!
Be compassionate toward one another extending grace and mercy when one makes a mistake. Deal with one another as I have dealt with you, with kindness and gentleness. The broken are watching!
Rather than returning harshness with harshness, bless one another. Release My power into the situation and watch the atmosphere change. The desperate are watching!
You are called to bless and love one another, even as I have loved you. This is not just about you, but it is about a whole world desperately crying out for someone to love them. You have the answer; you hold the key that will open their heart to receive Me, their eternal answer.
Father, my prayer is this: I will love You with all of my heart, soul, and mind and then I will love my neighbor, my Christian brothers and sisters, my family as I love myself. As Jesus demonstrated Your love to this world, I am a demonstration of Christ's love to this world. They are watching me. They observe me as I relate to and carry on conversations with other believers. Do they see Your love? Lord Jesus, help me shake off all hindrances that keep me from deeper love relationships with other believers. I desire for Your fruit to pour out of me unto others. I want those in this world who are lost and hurting to know that I am a Christian because of the genuine love I have for my brothers and sisters! Amen!
I AM Watching!