• Matt Beaney

#141 – INVEST IN YOUR HEART (6/7/20)

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’It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.  God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.’ (Philippians 1:7-8)

Paul could say of this church ‘I have you in my heart’. They occupied his ambitions, emotions, thinking and will. This is not a professional, formal or disposable relationship. Paul has the devotion of a father, a husband, a devoted friend.

But how do we get people into our heart? Our hearts are transformed as we invest in our hearts. Here are three ways:


Invest through prayer

Paul was devoted to prayer for this church (1:3-4)


Invest through time

As we read this letter, we can see Paul’s longing to be with them (1:25-26). Being with people regularly builds love.


Invest through thinking theologically

Thinking about the church’s identity: Holy people, in Christ, loved, adopted, God’s workmanship, ‘sharers of God’s grace’… renew our thinking and our hearts (1:1-6).


RESPONSE

Who, specifically are you investing in? Who do you or will you regularly Pray for and invest time in for their encouragement in Jesus?



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