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Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.
Let’s face it, making disciples isn’t an easy task. Jesus initially told eleven men to make disciples of all nations. Imagine what thoughts went through their mind. What an enormous task!
At any time, some of them could have had this Unhealthy Thought: God doesn’t want me to make disciples. Somebody else is much more qualified.
But listen up, because this is important — they were perfectly qualified to tell others the story of God, to share the good news of Jesus, and to share their own life story of transformation.
Admittedly, you may struggle with the same unhealthy thought. Surely somebody else is much more qualified! But in the end, all who have professed faith in Christ are qualified when it comes to making disciples. Think differently with this Healthy Thought: God has given me my own story of transformation to share with others around me.
READING & PRAYERS:
1 PETER 2:9 (also read the commentary notes in your Study Bible of choice.)
QUESTION: What is one part of your story of transformation you can be ready to share with others at any time?
REAL LIFE PRACTICE: Are you overcommitting?Practice slowing down and living life at the pace of your soul by utilizing the One Minute Pause app at least twice daily. The app is free, and is available on iPhone and Android devices.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, today has been an excellent reminder that if I don’t feel prepared to share a part of my story of transformation, I probably haven’t been spending enough time meditating on how much transformation You are currently doing within me. Because every time I do take opportunities to dwell on Your transforming power, I’m amazed at just how much You have done in and through me. May I enter into the remainder of my day ready to share the wonders of Your love and grace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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