Verse of the Day: Philippians 2:5
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus
In everything you do and as you interact with people, follow the example of Jesus Christ. Before you speak, before you act, ask yourself how Jesus would handle the situation. In the 90s the phrase “What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD) became popular as a reminder to follow the example of Jesus. The Bible tells us that Jesus was humble, obedient, patient, giving, forgiving, loved God and all people. Live your life in such a way that others will see Jesus in you.
Verse of the Day: Matthew 18:20
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
What a blessing it is to be able to pray for and with your sisters in Christ. Calling upon a friend and ask them to pray in unity with you to collectively make your request known to the Father helps you to build stronger relationships with each other and with God. Get a prayer group going among your friends and reap the benefits of praying together.
Verse of the Day: 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
We may not be able to solve everyone’s problems but we sure can be an encouragement to everyone by spreading hope. Share the love of God, pray with each other and for each other. Use your words to build each other up not tear each other down. Be a friend and a blessing to those in need (we are all in need).
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 12:26
The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Choosing the right kind of friends is actually a big deal because whether you realize it or not, you become like the people you spend the most time with. Surround yourself with people who encourage you and make a positive impact in your life. Your friends should inspire and motivate you to do good and be a better person. Choose your friends wisely and strive to be a good friend too.
Verse of the Day: 1 Corinthians 13:5
(Love) it keeps no record of wrongs.
We’re not perfect and there are going to be times when we disagree or have conflict but love fights fair and it doesn’t keep score. It doesn’t bring up the past and it doesn’t use the past to purposefully hurt each other. Love listens before speaking, is gentle and fair. Love tries to understand and love forgives.
Verse of the Day: Luke 6:31
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Love is not rude. No one likes to be around a rude, impolite, ill-mannered or unpleasant person. When we’re the one being rude we may not see it as such a big deal. Oh, but when someone is being rude to us it is a very big deal. The bottom line is we need to treat others, especially our spouse, the way we would like to be treated, with kindness.
Verse of the Day: Philippians 2:3
Do nothing from selfish or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.
We are living in an age where selfish ambition is the norm. Our culture teaches us to think of ourselves as the top priority and to put ourselves first in everything we do. But the Bible teaches us to be humble and not to think of ourselves as more important than others. True love is not selfish, it puts our partners needs and happiness above our own.