Monday: Family is one of Gods masterpieces. Family makes such a difference in our lives, either for our good of for otherwise. Because there are no perfect people, there are no perfect families. Families can be such a blessing. Even if families fight and argue…TYPICALLY…they still are willing to fight for one another if any outside source attacks or harms a part of our family. That’s a beautiful aspect of family, ain’t it? Now, why don’t we, the family of God, stand together and fight off sin this way? Our family is always under attack. Fighting is a whole lot easier when you don’t fight alone. Lord, build us up as One. Guide us in our one anothering. Help us come together for You. In Jesus name, amen.
Tuesday: This past Sunday we began a new series together to build us up through these summer months. This series began by showing the importance of being together in purpose and in life. The greatest command in scripture is love. Love God. Love others. Heck, even 1 Corinthians 13 says the greatest of these (faith/hope/love) is love. Love covers a ton. This coming Sunday we will dive in and check out the need for a deep family style love. Pray today for our KCC family. Pray for 5 folks outside your household who attend KCC. Don’t know 5? Then let’s get plugged in! Father, grow our love deep & strong. In Jesus, amen.
Wednesday: “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love (Romans 12:10).” Brotherly love; “Philadelphia” in the Greek. This type of love refers to what should exist between close friends. Apply this to your church family and it stands for a dedicated, close love. We are family. Let’s share the love! Good God Almighty, thank You for my family at KCC. Thank You for growing us together. Thank You for building us up together. Thank You for allowing us to meet together, smile together, eat together, worship together. Grow us as One. I can’t thank You enough for helping us learn the power we have In Jesus name, amen.
Thursday: On Sunday we will refresh our memory on the story of Ruth and Naomi. Ruth was devoted to her mother-n-law. She didn’t have to be. Both of them lost their husbands (and Naomi lost her other children as well). “There’s nothing stronger than family.”-Dominic Toretto. When we “do” family as God designed and desires we are an untouchable force. Pray today for 3 members of KCC that maybe you haven’t prayed for. Pray our love of God is shown in how we live. Lord, build us up. Make us One. Strengthen our family. In Jesus, amen.
Friday: Do you ever find it hard to truly be devoted to something? I mean, the time, the energy, the resources, the effort, etc., are hard to truly invest, aren’t they? We prefer to keep our options open so there’s an easy way out. Sadly, our words and our commitments are often cheap and flimsy. This should’t be! Father, help us be devoted to You. Help us be connected and devoted to each other THROUGH You. Bind us together as strong cords. In Jesus name, amen.
Saturday: How can we love each other more? How can we be One Anothering better? Well, be present; it’s harder to love from a distance. Be attentive; watch, listen, get plugged in. Be expressive; communication is a beautiful thing. Life and Church are all about WE instead of ME. Let’s stop making life and church about our personal opinions and desires. Let’s be what God designed and desires by going on with love as we look out for the needs of our whole family. Bind us together, Lord, with cords that cannot be broken. In Jesus name, amen.