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     Day 3: Changed Lives Part 2

How often do you pause to think about the life change that is happening in others around you? For example, what are some of the positives you see in your spouse, your children, your roommates, or others in your Community Group, etc.? Why is it we sometimes shy away from thinking about the life change that is happening in others, or sharing with others the life change that is happening within us? 

Within the holistic ministry of SRC, there are lives being changed each and every day. There are some who have just recently professed faith in Jesus. There are others who have decided to express this decision in being baptized. There are still others who are reconciling with their spouse when it seemed that reconciliation was impossible. Changed lives are all around us. And changed lives are all around you. 

Here’s a challenge for you. Today, take the opportunity to get in touch with three people you know pretty well (family, friends, colleagues, Community Group members, etc.) and ask them how God has been growing them and having an impact in their life. Similarly, consider sharing with them about the life change God has done (and is doing) in and through you. 

READING: PHILIPPIANS 1:3-11

What three people did you talk with today? How has God been growing them and having an impact in their life? 

Did you find this hard to do? If so, why do you think it’s hard to ask others to share about what God is doing in and through them?

F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)

Read: Nehemiah 1 & 2

Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today?

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, today I want to confess that there are times when I recognize the negative behaviors or what I believe are unwise decisions others make, as opposed to the positive life change that is evident within their lives. I recognize that if I am to be somebody who regularly encourages others, it’s important for me to see the many aspects of positive life change happening within them. So today I celebrate how others are growing in Christ, and I continue to pray for opportunities to share with others the many ways in which You have impacted me. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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