TSP DAILY DEVOTIONAL
LOVE CODE: PRAYER
29TH FEBRUARY 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE:Matthew 9:36-38 (NKJV)
“But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”
Often, when we are confronted with a problem we react with the aspect of our life we are most in touch with. For example, a doctor is quick to respond from the medical angle, someone else wants to use logic and analysis to address the problem, a leader on the other hand is thinking of the leadership principle to apply etc. But from our text we see how Love responds to a human challenge.
When Jesus saw the state the multitude were in, he responded differently. And His response demonstrates such a powerful lesson to us here.
If you think back, you’ll realize that one of the lessons our discussion on Love has emphasized strongly is the fact that Love is a nature- A nature we have received from the one who gave us this new life and a nature we express in return.
This is why the very nature of Love demands that we are in constant communication with our spiritual source, allowing Him express this nature through us. And what is this communication other than prayer?
Jesus showed us that the root of every love expression was prayer. He regularly separated Himself to pray. He was so intentional about mirror-ing what He saw the father do.(John 5:19)
And to be able to do and say what the Father did and said points to continuous communication with the Father.
A notable highlight of Jesus’ time on earth was that He walked in love. He was always going about doing good- teaching, caring, giving. He touched so many lives, you may wonder how He was able to do and be so much to that many people or wonder if it’s possible for you to love like He did. But you can
Guess why? You have access to what powered His love. Prayer.
Dear believer, prayer is your love response. It is the powerhouse of your love and your love language. If prayer was that important to Jesus(John 17:9), then it should be for us too.
Is my love walk powered by constant communication with my love source?
-I am born of God. I have received His nature of love.
-My love walk is patterned after Christ. Whatever I see Him do, I do.
-My love is expressed by and in prayer.
-I love to pray and pray to love.
-Prayer is my first line of love response.
-Today, I look for opportunities to exercise my prayer love language.
-Today and always, testimonies abound for me because the Gospel works.
HEARING BY THE WORD
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