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Jesus helps you become.
Understanding that God is in the business of becoming is vital. God’s plan for our lives unfolds one day at a time. Growth takes time. As we develop a relationship with Jesus, it changes us.
God’s grace for us makes us more graceful. Learning about God’s love for us, then accepting it into our lives makes us want to share the gift with others. As a result, we become rich in speech and knowledge.
People don’t know what you don’t tell them.
Sharing God’s truth with others is mandatory for Christ-followers. We’re also supposed to do everything in love.
“Let all that you do be done in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV)
Communicating in love means changing your speech. I have “rules” I apply to my life. My mother was strict about the language we could use. None of us were allowed to use the word “hate.” We were not allowed to hate anyone for any reason, a rule I still follow. My speech is richer, as well as my knowledge of Jesus. His love for me helps me love others.
Become comfortable becoming.
Let Jesus transform your life. Spend time with Him daily by reading God’s word. Allow the words from the Bible’s pages to change your thoughts. As you become more knowledgeable about what God says, let it change your speech. Just as God gives you His grace, don’t dwell on who you were; instead, relish who you’re becoming through Christ.
You are a child of God. Jesus is helping you become a new creation in Him. The past is history; let it go—embrace who you are becoming in Christ.
Dear Heavenly Father, how we love You; Lord, forgive us for not doing everything in love. Help us today become better lovers of people. Today, let our speech become more loving as we learn more about You. Let Your Holy Spirit fill us, nudging us from within to say the right thing, at the right time, in love. Only with You can we love others well. Thank You for starting the relationship with us by sending Jesus. Today, help us become comfortable with becoming. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
How has life with Christ changed you?