Sunday, January 13
Consistency is Key
In our ever increasingly fast paced world we live in it easy to let relationships fall to the side. However, relationships are very important to the development of Gospel Centered Friendships and showing someone Jesus. There are many places throughout the Bible were Consistency in Relationships are really important. Specifically, want to focus on the relationship that you see in Acts with Barnabas and Paul.
“Then he [Barnabas] went to Tarsus to search for Saul, and when he found him he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught large numbers. The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.” Acts 11:25-26
Barnabas was an early leader of the Christian church and it was his consistent relationship that he built with Saul that helped him become an amazing Christian leader. You see here in these verses that he was with him for at least a year. That shows us that sometimes relationships are hard and they take time. Do not give up on your friend, neighbor, co-worker, or even family member just because it is slow. Consistency in relationships shows care and love and through love and care they will ultimately see Jesus. Jesus offers us the most consistent relationship of all the least we can do is to provide that in a small way to someone else.
“Jesus thank you for your consistency in your relationship with us. I pray that we can model that consistency with our friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family members. Help us to spread your love with all of our relationships and help us to build new relationships for your name.”
Pick Four More Activities
Listen and Worship.
Pray a Psalm.
Read a Book.
Retell the Gospel to Yourself.
Take Some Notes on Today's Devotional.
Pray for Yourself, Your Family, Your Church, and the Lost.
Memorize a Verse.
List Five Things You're Thankful For.