Ephesians 5:1-2 MSG
Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.
Heavenly Father, thank you for your love and your example of how to love others. We are your children, and like earthly children ought to watch their parents for proper behavior, we should watch you. But God, forgive us for those times that we've not had our eyes on you and we've been looking elsewhere for an example. Forgive us for not setting the proper example for how to live a life of love for our children, for this next generation. Your word says that mostly what you do is love us. How God, are we then loving others? Please teach us. Show us. Impart on us your ways for loving others. Open our eyes to see how Christ loved us. Because His love was not cautious but extravagant. Because He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Help us, Oh God, to love like that. In Jesus' Strong Name, Amen!
If you are joining us today & "Seeing & Praying" THIS WORD, we'd love to encourage each other on the journey. Part of this experience is to share and see what the Lord reveals to each of us we come together in community to share the Holy Word. We encourage you to journal, create & pray through this verse and share that on Wednesday with our community. We hope that with all of us centering on one verse that the Lord will reveal much. Feel free to use any Bible translation that you wish.
If you're just joining us, WFW is looking a bit different this year. Please see how the Lord is leading us in 2013.
Since it's inception, the purpose of Word filled Wednesday is to share God’s word through photo, or graphic image combined with a verse from the Bible. As a new year begins, we feel that the Lord is asking us to take that Word and apply it to our daily prayer lives. We are thrilled to announce the introduction of our newest Counter, Word Filled Wednesday ~ See & Pray. You are encouraged, as in the past, to:
Share with others!
And now we are hoping that you'll join us in "seeing and praying" that Word.
What does that mean?
It means that after much prayer and reflection, we feel that the Lord is asking us to take His Word and apply it to our weekly prayer life. We want to use the graphic images and translations to do just that; join each other in centering our prayers around the weekly Word.
If you would like to share the "graphic of the week," please feel free to do so on your personal blog and link back to ICDevos so that we can encourage women to join us as pray through the Word. We are also encouraging women to link on Wednesday (just as you have done in the past) or any other day of the week, their personal reflections and/or prayers using the Scripture highlighted in the graphic as part of those prayers. We know that prayer is simply talking to God and the Word of God is our source of inspiration and meditation for those prayers. Please feel free to share your own Scripture graphic highlighting THE SCRIPTURE of the Week.
It's our hope that as a community we can encourage each other to use the Living Word as a place for powerful prayer to begin. As a new year dawns, it is the perfect time to rededicate Word Filled Wednesday to praying this powerful Word and encouraging women as they talk to Jesus.
Please understand WFW is a love offering to Christ. Our art, our photography, our verses, our prayers. WFW is a way of remembering HIS word. IT’S ALL ABOUT HIM.
We ask that you join us in keeping WFW for what it always has been.
WFW is to share the word of God – Jesus Christ.
We love the creative expression that God reveals Himself thorough and we understand that visual Scripture graphic can be an inspiration and a way to encourage meditation on that Word. We want to encourage our particiapants to share each week. Share how this Word applies to your life, share your own graphic of this Word, encourage others with written prayers centered on the Word of the week.
WFW is about celebrating the gift of creativity through God's Word.
We pray that WFW can be a place where women can come for a bit of visual inspiration and encouragement from the Father as we pray the powerful Word together.