Big Rocks for Strong Christ-Followers
Today’s Big Rock: Thinking of Others – Part I
Scripture Foundation: Hebrews 10:24-25
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
Hebrews 10:24-25 is our Scripture Foundation for the next seven devotions.
Most of us clearly see that we live in a “self-focused” world. It is true that we can see people “thinking of others” but often these moments occur during a time of disaster and the TV cameras are rolling.
We can find some examples of sincere people “thinking of others”, but hopefully you agree they are too few and far between.
Jesus calls His followers to a lifestyle of “thinking of others” above ourselves. Strong and mature followers of Christ are those who set their own agendas aside to help those around them.
Unfortunately, no one will be totally free of self-focus until we get to heaven. However, with Jesus in our hearts and our willingness to “stay in step with God’s Spirit”, we can get better at this Big Rock “Thinking of Others”. (Read Galatians 5:16-26 for more on staying in step with God’s Spirit.)
In today’s Scripture Foundation verse, we see that we are to think of ways to motivate others to do acts of love and good works.
I am hoping and praying that this devotion motivates you to do more acts of love and good works. Remember that acts of love and good works do not earn your salvation, they prove the reality of your salvation and your love of Jesus.
I am praying that you will start thinking of creative ways to motivate yourself as well as people you know to go out of their way to help someone else.
Do not worry, the moment you are willing to think in this way, God’s Spirit in you helps you find ways to fulfill God’s will for Christ-followers.
The first step in any point of obedience is to tell God that you are willing.
God never forces Himself on anyone… even His own children. He honors our free moral choices.
Father, I am willing, please help me fulfill your will for my life. In Jesus’s name.