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Pray for Us

Good morning, Father! I am so glad to see You and to have You with me. No matter how much wrong there is in this crazy world, it does not deter from the fact that Your will will ultimately be done “on earth, as it is in heaven.” And even out of the worst of circumstances, You can bring joy and peace. You and You alone are worthy of my Praise!

Hebrews 13:17-19 (<<click here)

As You well know, Lord, spiritual leadership is a challenge. Proclaiming Your word and leading Your people is a heavy burden to bear. It is a very weighty responsibility. It would be so much easier if we were perfect…but we are not. Hence, the great importance of verse 18.

“Pray for us, for our conscience is clear and we want to live honorably in everything we do.”

I’m sure I speak for most spiritual leaders when I say that we covet people’s prayers. We need the strength to carry through the task at hand – there’s a lot to get together every week to feed the flock. We need discernment to weed through all that comes across our path – sometimes the loudest or brightest things clamoring for our attention are the least important and it’s the quiet and thoughtful things that we need to focus on. We need love to flavor everything we see and do – sometimes mean people are really just hurting people. We need the Holy Spirit to direct us and enable us to do His will – quite often it’s not about my agenda or our agenda but it is always about His agenda. May we listen and act.

Lord Jesus, I know people pray for me. I realize that even when we don’t know what to pray that Your Holy Spirit helps us and intercedes for us (Romans 8:26). May I trust You, Lord, with my all. I give You everything that I am. Amen.

July 22nd, Fri, 6:40 am

Flavor My Actions

Good morning, Father! Thank you for yesterday and Your many blessings – a good day of work, bringing Massey safely home, an enjoyable trip to Rachel’s grad party and a good evening with family. Thank You for today, looking forward to what You have in store – Your presence in worship and whatever our other endeavors might be. And thank You for now – I am so grateful we have this time together!

Philippians 4:2-5 (<<click here)

My study Bible* defines being considerate as being “reasonable, fair-minded and charitable.” Paul calls us to “let everyone see that [we] do.” v5 It really boils down to thinking of others before ourselves. Lord, help me to impact the world around me by thinking of those around me instead of myself – and that includes family and friends, coworkers and total strangers. Lord, I feel that my personality has a leaning towards this mindset – though I am sure selfish pride works its way in way to often! Please help consideration to become a bigger part of my life. And I would humbly ask that You would be at the center of each act – that You “flavor” my actions so others would clearly get a “taste” of You each time and that they would know that You are working through me – for “You are near.”

May 31st, Sun, 6:17 am

*New Living Translation Life Application Study Bible