Topic: Change Your Focus
Scripture: And this I pray: that your love may abound yet more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight, … so that you may surely learn to sense what is vital, and approve and prize what is excellent and of real value.
Philippians 1:9,10 (AMPC)
Joyce Meyer 23 December 2020 Devotional Message:
Do you need to readjust your priorities or change your focus? in today’s Scripture, Paul prayed that the church at Philippi would abound in love, and that their love would display itself in a greater way. He also prayed that they would learn to choose what was excellent and of real value. in 1 Corinthians 12:31, he wrote that love is the more excellent way.
Paul was praying that these believers would focus on love. We cannot have powerful, victorious lives unless we love people.
We must have our minds renewed to know what love really is. It is not a feeling we have, but it’s a decision we make—a decision to treat people the way Jesus would treat them. When we make a true commitment to walk in love, it usually causes a shift in our lifestyle. Many of our ways—our thoughts, our conversation, and our habits—have to change.
Love is tangible; it is not just an emotional feeling, or an abstract idea that cannot be seen or touched. it is evident to everyone who comes in contact with it. A love walk does not come easily or without personal sacrifice. You may even have to sacrifice some self-focus and begin to focus more on others.
Are you willing and ready to become a student of what it is to walk in love? if so, you need to know that it requires education and commitment, but it’s more than worth the investment.
Prayer Starter: Father, please bring me so close to You that our desires start to become one and the same. Thank You for showing me Your heart in each situation, and for giving me grace to make godly decisions. In Jesus’ name, amen
Joyce Meyer 23 December 2020 Devotional Message. Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries.