Read Ephesians 5:1-21

Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma. Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. Ephesians 5:1-2;10

Observation
Paul wrote these words to the Ephesian Church while imprisoned in Rome. The Ephesian believers were worshipping God in a city renown for the worship of Artemis. His words are a charge for action. No matter the conditions of your environment, fix your focus on God. Lead with love. Application God loves everyone unconditionally, every day, all day. God is the giver, restorer, sustainer, and taker of every life. Without him I am nothing. I exist solely to serve, glorify, and honor God. Anything that detracts from my ability to remain connected to God needs to be cut off and exposed to the light. Daily intentionally seeking and listening to God needs to be my primary priority. Prayer Father God, I love You. Thank You for the gifts of physical and eternal life. Thank You for loving me unconditionally. Without You, I am nothing. Show me how to love You and others with wreckless abandon. Reveal to me and remove everything that detracts and distracts me from single minded devotion and obedience to You and Your perfect will for my life. Restore all that is broken in me. Stir in me a Holy Spirit fire all the days of my life which can never be snuffed out. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen. Read Ephesians 5:1-21 Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma. Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. Ephesians 5:1-2;10 Observation Paul wrote these words to the Ephesian Church while imprisoned in Rome. The Ephesian believers were worshipping God in a city renown for the worship of Artemis. His words are a charge for action. No matter the conditions of your environment, fix your focus on God. Lead with love.

Application
God loves everyone unconditionally, every day, all day. God is the giver, restorer, sustainer, and taker of every life. Without him I am nothing. I exist solely to serve, glorify, and honor God. Anything that detracts from my ability to remain connected to God needs to be cut off and exposed to the light. Daily intentionally seeking and listening to God needs to be my primary priority.

Prayer
Father God, I love You. Thank You for the gifts of physical and eternal life. Thank You for loving me unconditionally. Without You, I am nothing. Show me how to love You and others with wreckless abandon. Reveal to me and remove everything that detracts and distracts me from single minded devotion and obedience to You and Your perfect will for my life. Restore all that is broken in me. Stir in me a Holy Spirit fire all the days of my life which can never be snuffed out. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.

Bethany Caldwell, Missions Team
White Oak Campus

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