Make a Ripple

16 Nov

God’s Word: Philemon

God’s Message to Me: (My interpretation of what God is saying to me through these verses)

Every movement a person makes in life affects those closest to them.  And that ripple is passed on to others, who pass it on to others.  I call you to make purposeful ripples.  Consider what outcome you want for your family, your neighborhood, your community, city, country, and world.  Your ripples matter!  You can elevate your ripples to the “divine” by directing your every interaction with others as though Jesus were that other person.  Treat others as you would treat Jesus.  What a difference that would make in your world—in your own life.  Oh, the beauty of those ripples!

The ripples of the movements of your life reflect your beliefs and core values.  Your very language is altered, based on this.  Your daily relationships, your performance at work and the very thoughts you allow into your mind—all are a result of your beliefs and core values.  Who you are at the core shows up in the words and deeds of your life.  You cannot be one person inside and another for the world to see.  Hope or despair is evidenced in your ripples.  Caring or indifference is lived out through the ripples you make.

My challenge to you is to make ripples that benefit others and the planet I created for your habitation.  Yes, it is great to create ripples through random acts of kindness.  But I call you to make purposeful ripples that reflect My love and concern for humanity.  You are My steward of your life, your resources and the earth.  But the underlying purpose is so that mankind will open the eyes of their hearts to see My love revealed through the life and death of Jesus Christ.  Make ripples for My cause and you make them for the good of all humanity throughout all of time and eternity.

God’s Question for Me: What purposeful ripples will you send out today?

God’s Promise to Me: Jesus’ life created a ripple effect that you still experience.  I will be with you as you respond to that ripple and send out ripples of your own for My kingdom.

My Prayer to God:

Adoration:  So thankful for the amazing ripple of Jesus life on earth.  It has made all the difference in the world to my life.

Confession:  I don’t focus enough on my ripple and seeking to bless others through the world and deeds of my life. I’m sorry.

Thanksgiving:  How thankful I am to those in my life that make a ripple for You that reached into my life.  I want to practice acts of kindness to bring your glory—not for my own sake.

Supplication: Help me to pass on your wonderful love and forgiveness that others will come to understand the deep joy of living life with you as a ripple partner.

My Song to God:

It only takes a spark to get a fire going,
And soon all those around can warm up in its glowing;
That’s how it is with God’s Love,
Once you’ve experienced it,
Your spread the love to everyone
You want to pass it on.

What a wondrous time is spring,
When all the trees are budding
The birds begin to sing, the flowers start their blooming;
That’s how it is with God’s love,
Once you’ve experienced it.
You want to sing, it’s fresh like spring,
You want to pass it on.

I wish for you my friend
This happiness that I’ve found;
You can depend on God
It matters not where you’re bound,
I’ll shout it from the mountain top – PRAISE GOD!
I want the world to know
The Lord of love has come to me
I want to pass it on.

I’ll shout it from the mountain top – PRAISE GOD!
I want the world to know
The Lord of love has come to me
I want to pass it on.

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