Tag Archives: sacrificial giving

Use Us Where We Are

Father, thank you for such a wonderful day yesterday. I am thinking particularly about Your presence at church but am also grateful for Your presence being with Karen and I for the rest of the day. I humbly request that You will always keep me close to Your side – help me not to be so “prone to wander.” I love You and want to be with You!

Philippians 2:25-30 (<<click here)

This morning, Lord, You have prompted me to prayer for those who give of themselves sacrificially to serve where I cannot be, not necessarily because I couldn’t be, but because I am being used by You here.

I think of the Radcliffs – they’ve sacrificed comfort and conveniences by going to Papua New Guinea (though it’s better than it used to be). They’ve given up being close to family in the states (the Steven’s have sacrificed, too). They’ve foregone good salaries (I’m sure they have debt from their education). Please protect them and direct them, keep them safe, and enable them to touch lives for You as no others can do. Draw them close to You so they will remain true to You in their own hearts and minds.

I think of the Gideon’s and Wycliffe Association who are diligently working to get Your Word to the world.

I pray for the many Christian organizations working in Tibet providing comfort and support to those who have lost so much. I think of the men and women who serve in our armed forces across the globe – help them to be close to You today – protect them, help them to serve You in all they do. I pray for Massey and the Cypress Bible Church (TX) crew as they finish up the house today. I pray that this experience will have a lasting impact on the workers and the homeowners. Be with the crew as they head back home and please keep them safe.

May 25th, Mon, 6:04 am

Needed in the Trenches


Father I sure didn’t like missing our time together the last couple of days. But I do thank You for better sleep last night even with a couple of interruptions. (I do pray for the little girl that was abducted late last night.) Help this to be a good day – good in that I will let my light shine for You in how I live and interact with others.

Philippians 2:1-11

Lord, as I live out my life in relationship with You, may I become more and more like You each and every day. Enable me to sacrificially give of myself in serving others. My work, even my work of the church will get done. Please help me to balance it out with hands on ministry to people. Regularly I proclaim that as Your followers that our living that out has to involve more than the hour a week that we spend together behind those four walls. Part of that is daily spending time with You and I am so grateful for our time together but I truly believe that I am also called to minister physically to those in need. No more excuses about lack of time, I must set aside time. Time is there, it boils down to how I use it. You need me to be Your hands and I can’t do that from home. Yes, You can and have used me via text and phone but You need me in the trenches as well. Prompt me to do so and help me to heed Your call!  Thank You for Your love and direction!!

May 18th, Mon, 6:00 am