COMMITMENT: Making a plan and putting it into practice.
Series Memory Verse: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8 (NIV)
Main Point: Practice living for God.
Bible Story: The Widow’s Offering | Mark 12:41-44
January is often a time when we think about new year’s resolutions and what we need to adjust to make the new year, our best year ever. But goals are nothing without a strategy and a way to reach them. The same is true for practicing our faith.
Growing in faith is not something that happens by simply cramming information about the Bible into a our brains. The knowledge in our heads means nothing if we don’t experience what that knowledge can do in their heart. To experience faith, we need to practice it and that takes commitment. We can make a plan and stick to it by committing to practicing faith by reading God’s Word, praying to Him consistently, talking about Him with friends, and living out our faith every day.
This weekend we remembered that we should practice living for God.
Practice living for God. Most of us love singing and worshipping God. But worship isn’t just something we do when we sing at church; worship is really how we honor God with our whole lives—through how we love others and serve them, how we give of our time and talents, how we obey and praise God, even how we rest. Practice LIVING for God and discover that worship isn’t just singing loud, it’s living loud.
At dinner this week, ask:
- How can you practice living for God?