Our desire is to equip you in your discipleship to Jesus. Each week we will have a new practice to help you grow as you walk in the new life you are freely given through Jesus.
Practice for the week of November 23:
This week we are continuing our series in Paul’s Prayers for the Church.
Paul encourages us in verse 10 to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him. We aren’t always productive in the things that God has called us to. We easily waste time on things that don’t matter, or we try to convince ourselves that what we are doing is what God wants us to do.
- Take a moment to write out a prayer of confession to God. Confess to God where you have not been faithful with the time and resources God has gifted you this past week.
- In verse 14 Paul reminds all the saints that in Jesus we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Even though we aren’t always faithful to God, God is always faithful to us in Jesus. Remind yourself right now that you are a loved child of God!
Paul reminds us that in verse 11 that we are strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.
- Talk to God about an area in your life where you are needing more patience. What would having an attitude of joy look like in that current circumstance? Then talk about your plan with a family member or trusted friend.
Live with Gratitude
In verse 12 Paul calls us to give thanks to our Father. Gratitude is a powerful weapon against Satan. List 5 things you are grateful for today. Then thank God for being the one who has given you these gifts.