MARCH 3, Philippians 1:7-11
Apostle Paul was a person full of drive and determination. In his own words, he was a top Pharisee who was very committed to doing what he believed to be right. The Book of Acts told us how he used to pursue and kill Christians because he thought it was the right thing to do! But when the Lord Jesus appeared to him and changed him, he became a tender- hearted man and sensitive to the needs of others. He was still full of drive and determination but his energy was then channelled to do what Christ wants him to do.
He had a very warm and affectionate relationship with the members of the Philippian church and held them dearly in his heart. He cared for God’s beloved and he told them so. They were always on his mind and he desired to visit and minister to them. Most important of all, he constantly prayed for them.
Are you touched by Paul’s Christ-like love for his fellow Christians? We can be like him too. Let us not be slow to express love and care towards others. In church, let us greet each other with a smile to show we care because God cares for us. When we care for others, we will surely pray for them. Praying for others is the best way to show your love because God can do far greater things than we can ever do to help them. We must call upon the Lord for help all the time.
Let us write a list of names of people we know in church and pray for them daily: We can start with 3 names.
Thought: Love is showing care and praying for others.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, remind me to show my love by caring and thinking of others. May I start now, and persevere in praying for them. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.