I’m so glad, Father, for the stillness of this early morning hour. The only sounds I hear are an occasional vehicle zooming by and a lonely jet high above the house. These are the external things I hear but most importantly is that I hear Your voice within. It calls out for me to join You. I sense Your pleasure that I am here. Bless me my Father. May I clearly hear what you have for this day. Amen.
1 Peter 2:12 (<<click here)
Lord, we often hear the phrase “walk the tall.” Nothing communicates more loudly the condition of our relationship with You than the way we live out our lives in the world. I can think and write down all kinds of things in our times together – challenging things that require action! – but if I don’t “walk my talk” what good is it?
The thirteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians is well read (especially at weddings) but the first couple of verse of this “love” chapter fits well with what Peter is saying here.
“If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.” vs 1,2
May my actions, Lord, speak more loudly and clearly than my words. May the life I lead before the world be a reflection of Whom I belong to and Whom I serve.
Dec 6th, Tue, 5:14 am