Welcome to Round 7 of Fighting Words by Ellie Holcomb! Whether you’ve completed all the rounds, are jumping in and out, or are just starting today, I’m so excited for us to fight this round together!
Let’s look at our memory verse:
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35, NIV)
This passage always challenges me, which is part of the reason I’m so glad Ellie is encouraging us to put it to memory! I’ll be honest with you that living out these verses in my day-to-day life is sometimes … OK, most of the time ... a struggle for me. Do you feel that way too?
For me, the challenging part about loving another person is having to look at things from their perspective. This is so hard, especially when my side of things makes so much more sense than what I can see of their side. But when I choose to prioritize loving them even if I don’t fully understand or agree, that’s when Jesus shines! I’m so thankful He works in me!
If you’ve been putting these verses to memory, are you finding them helpful? Do you find that throughout the day God brings them to mind or even prompts you look at your verse lock screen? Me too! So don’t forget to download the lock screen with this round’s verse! These have been so helpful in reminding me of the verses and how to apply them. How wonderful that God knows what we need, exactly when we need it. He’s just so good!
My lovely friend Nichole Stern is also here to talk to us about the Round 7 memory verse to help us learn how to personalize and pray Scripture. I know you’ll love this video from her!
Wow! Nichole’s ideas are exactly what we need to take on this love challenge!
Are you ready? I can’t wait to see what God does through Round 7!
I’ll be back to check in on Monday, August 1, for Day 63.
Write down a person or specific relationship that you find difficult to love. Take a moment to personalize and pray these verses, and invite Jesus to help you love well.