“Let love be without hypocrisy, abhor what is evil, cling to what is good.” Rom. 12:9
1. Dear Lord, please make me a disciple of Jesus gripped by the Gospel who loves without hypocrisy, completely rejects evil, and is inseparably glued to what is good - all to Your glory.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, which is your rational worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.” Rom. 12: 1-2.
2. Dear Lord, please make me a disciple of Jesus gripped by the Gospel who daily meditates upon Your Word and asks Your Word honest questions so that You will renew my mind to obey Your Word and live for Your glory.
3. Dear Lord, please make me a disciple of Jesus gripped by the Gospel who is dying to all of the sloth, envy, un-forgiveness, greed, anger and hate in my life - which is why He died for me - and help me to live free and whole for Your glory.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”” Romans 1: 16-17
4. Dear Lord, please help me to remember that in wrath, I treated You as my enemy. Please help me to remember that You showed me mercy when Jesus died upon the cross in my place. Please help me to live in humble gratitude to Jesus Christ crucified and then live for the good of people and for Your great glory.