Philippians 1:1-6

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6

As the saying goes, “There is only one you.” You are a living message for Christ in a one-of-a-kind way that no one else can duplicate. Message building is a lifelong process, and the Lord wants you to participate actively in developing His purpose for you in many ways:

Read and study the Scriptures. Time in God’s Word is essential for growth. As you learn who God is and what He has done, He unfolds His truth in a personal way through the Holy Spirit and gives you wisdom and understanding for everyday life.

Realize God’s ultimate goal. While His specific plans for you are custom made, His goal for every believer is the same—to conform us to the likeness of His Son—so your words and actions are reflections of Jesus’ character.

Review God’s pattern of operation. Ask, “How has He gotten my attention before? What is He teaching me in this present situation?” Read and study the many character portraits in the Scriptures.

Reach out to serve others. Meeting the needs of others and becoming involved in their lives challenge you to trust the Lord to provide the resources. Your faith will grow as He uses you to bless others.

Dear Lord Jesus, make me a living message of Your love.

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