Will you support it? Will you invest in it? …(The Bible’s Impact on Acts of Mercy [Apr 30])


What do you believe? What will you support? What will you invest in? What matters enough that you will take action? What message will cause you to move forward? Don’t be stuck sitting on the sidelines believing the lies that you can’t make a difference! Can you go? then go! Can you send? then send! Can you give? then give! Can you pray? then pray! We each have a part to play and God has prepared in advance the good works He has for us to do, so let’s take hold of it and accomplish His plans and purposes for, in, and through our lives! Let’s not just be hearers of the Word, let’s be doers of the word today!

Today’s reading comes from 3 John.  Let’s take a moment to read through it together:

Greeting

1The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
2Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. 3For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. 4I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Support and Opposition

5Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, 6who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. 7For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. 8Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.
9I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. 10So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church.
11Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God. 12Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. We also add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.

Final Greetings

13I had much to write to you, but I would rather not write with pen and ink. 14I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.
15Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends, each by name.
–from 3 John

Let’s walk out our lives in the truth! Let’s stand up for what is right! Let’s help those in need! Let’s imitate good! Let’s resist the temptations of the devil! Resisting will cause him to flee! Let’s allow the peace of God which surpasses all understanding guide and guard our hearts! Let’s share that peace with the people around us that in and through it all God will receive the praise, the honor, and the glory.

Today’s reading from The Global Impact Bible on Acts of Mercy concludes our April theme. Today’s subject is Supporting Missionaries and focuses on 3 John 5-8.

Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

from 3 John 1:5-8 

This weekend we had the blessing of having a guest speaker Dr. Joseph Dimitrov who leads Continental Theological Seminary in Europe. It gave us the opportunity to support and invest in this effort. We read in today’s devotional about how today’s verses encourages us to support fellow workers. We need to be supporting those who work around the world be it spiritually in prayer or financially by giving or in person by going. The example they give us in today’s ready is of Global Outreach International. They send out missionaries who are supported by churches and others around the world through health care, water and sanitation, education, pastoral training, establishment of churches, orphan care, and agriculture. How will you allow God’s blessings into your hands to flow through in order to bless and provide for those who are sharing the Good News? What can you do where you are at today? What has God given into your hands in order to be a conduit? Are you to share the Good News yourself with the people around you? Are you supposed to give to people who are going out into the world to share the Good News? Are you supposed to pray for those who will be challenged, persecuted, or are struggling? Are you supposed to pray for those who are going out into the world to be salt and light? Whatever your calling, let’s not sit on the sidelines but rather let’s jump in and accomplish God’s purpose and plans for our lives!



Heavenly Father,
I thank You Lord for this new day and for everything that will be in it. Help me Lord to step out of my house and walk out Your purpose, plans, and will for my life into the workplace I am heading into. Help me Lord to have a good attitude and to respond in a way that will bring You praise, honor, and glory. I know that Lord, in this world I will have troubles but I am not worried because I know that Jesus has overcome the world. I know Lord that I can consider it pure joy when I race trials of many kinds because You will work in and through it so that in the end I will complete and lacking nothing. Help me Lord to take control of my responses which is what I can control so that today Lord You will receive the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

Life is to be lived as fully and as helpfully as possible…(The Bible’s Impact on Acts of Mercy [Apr 29])


It all is a matter of love! It is all about doing what do you do as an overflow of love! It is all about doing what you love! It is all about living out love! It is all about demonstrating love to the world around us so they too can have an encounter with Jesus and be transformed! It’s all about knowing Jesus and making Him known. Are you love? God is love! And do you know what love is? Do you want to know what love is? Do what someone to show you? Are you willing to take time to think things over? Are you willing to be patient and kind? Are you willing to live your life absent of envy and being boastful? Are you willing to be humble and respectful rather than arrogant or rude? Are you willing to give up control rather than insisting on your own way? Are you willing to be easy-going and good humored rather than being irritable or resentful? Are you willing to be celebrating truth rather than rejoicing in wrongdoing? Are you willing to love in a way that will bear all things? believes in all things? hopes all things? and endures all things? Are you willing to take hold of the one thing that will last and endure for ever, never ending?

Let’s pause for a moment and consider this song with the context that God is love. That this song is being sung to God. And consider what it is saying or how the meaning changes when we take the focus off people and put it where it belongs on God!

LOVE is…

Remember that love never fails

This is the second day of playing catch up. Yesterday was when I noticed I missed 2 reading and today I complete my catch up as I read from 1 Corinthians 13 which says…

The Way of Love

1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
13So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

So today I reflect on how I missed the mark this week and how I missed the mark. How I responded in ways that didn’t reflect the love of God to the world around me. So I will lift up this day to God and ask Him to work in and through me to help make things right. Help me Lord to lead with love. Help me Lord to reflect your love. Help me Lord to walk in a spirit of reconciliation. Help me Lord to forgive and to heal. This is the day that You have made so I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Today’s devotional from The Global Impact Bible on the subject of Acts of Mercy points us to Eleanor Roosevelt and the United Nations. We read about not only was she the first lady but was also serving as United States delegate to the United Nations General Assembly. She shares how 1 Corinthians 13 is so important to her work at the UN. They share an excerpt from page 153 of “Article in Faith is a Start” by Roland Gammon. It speaks to her views from 1 Corinthians 13 and how “Life is meant to be lived as fully and as helpfully as possible.” How she has found “the Holy Bible a remarkably wise and beautiful book and reading a few verses every day a helpful habit.”  She points to how 1 Corinthians 13 is her favorite. Today’s devotional speaks to how “The UN is only an instrument, a piece of man-made machinery whereby imperfect human beings strive for greater perfection here on earth.” It also points to how the UN is to be a working expression of Christianity in the world.


Heavenly Father,
I thank You for this new day and for everything that will be in it. Help me Lord I pray to use the right word and the right tone to produce reconciliation in the world around me. Help me Lord to lead with love seeking truth and sharing Your love that You have poured into me. Grant me wisdom and discernment and help me Lord to live out my life in a way that will bring You all the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

 

 

Temptation! Can you resist it? Can you flee it? …(The Bible’s Impact on Acts of Mercy [Apr 28])


Realized as I went to read/write today that I went off plan and missed 2 days and so will catch up today and tomorrow. I ended up missing the 25th and 26th and jumped ahead. So today’s reading is coming from 1 Corinthians 10.

We won’t be tempted beyond what we can handle or able. We won’t be tempted any differently from others. God always provides a way out. God wants us to be successful and so He always provides us with a way out so that we can escape from the temptation.

So let’s live out our lives to glorify God! Even though we might be able to do anything, let’s make sure that we choose to do things that are beneficial! Even though we might be able to do anything, let’s make sure we choose to do things that will build up! Let’s be looking to live our lives in a way that will be good to others rather than being selfish and focusing on ourselves. Ever found that when you get tired that your patience or fuse get shorter? Ever found that when you aren’t all filled up in the Spirit and are feeling drained that your responses may not be in the way you should have or could have responded? How did that glorify God? Did you just carry it around or will you release it up to God and ask for forgiveness for your behavior? Would you ask God to forgive you? Would you ask those who you may have offended to forgive you? Will you do anything about it? Will you ignore it and hope it goes away even though there might now be an elephant in the room?

Will you consider your response based on the audience? You don’t want to offend the one who offers or the one who let you know. Don’t allow your choices to impact the conscience of others.

Let’s reset and choose to do everything we do for the glory of God! Let’s do or not do something in order that God will receive the praise, the honor, and the glory! Let’s reset and choose to live our lives so that no matter who we are talking to or meeting with that they will not be offended! Let’s take hold of the closing statements from our reading today as we prepare for today and as we walk out our lives where it says:

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.

–from 1 Corinthians 10:31-33


Today’s reading from God’s Word today comes from 1 Corinthians 10 and we read…

Warning Against Idolatry

1For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3and all ate the same spiritual food, 4and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. 5Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
6Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. 7Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” 8We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. 9We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, 10nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. 11Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. 12Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 13No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
14Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. 16The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 17Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. 18Consider the people of Israel: are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar? 19What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? 20No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. 21You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. 22Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

Do All to the Glory of God

23“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. 24Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. 25Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience. 26For “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.” 27If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience. 28But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for the sake of conscience— 29I do not mean your conscience, but his. For why should my liberty be determined by someone else’s conscience? 30If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks?
31So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 32Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, 33just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.
Today’s devotional from The Global Impact Bible on the topic of Acts of Mercy speaks to Aboriginal rights in Australia and comes from 1 Corinthians 10:31-33. We read about David Unaipon, an indigenous Australian pastor and inventor who worked to remove stereotypes about Aborigines. He wrote and retold many traditional stories that got published. He wrote articles defending Aborigines rights. He traveled many places trying to gain support for Aborigines through preaching to many audiences. Racism is never a good thing and we see in today’s devotional how David Unaipon through Jesus spoke to how through Jesus Christ “color and racial distinctions disappear”.
Will you allow Jesus into your heart and get reset into alignment with God’s will? Will you invite Jesus into your life today so that you will be able to live a transformed life going forward? Why not pray this with me…
Prayer of Salvation Example
Did you pray this? Do you want to talk about it? Either leave me a comment or look for a local Bible believing, Bible preaching church that can help you learn and grow in the ways of God.

Heavenly Father,
I thank You for this day and for everything in it. Thank You for the wisdom today to help me reset to alignment with you. Thank You Lord for helping me choose to follow after You. Grant me wisdom and discernment for this day so that I can glorify You in all the things I say and do. Help me Lord to take hold of Your Word from today and to live out my life in a spirit of reconciliation so that You receive the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Do you love? Does love flow from you? …(The Bible’s Impact on Acts of Mercy [Apr 27])


Are you allowing in the inflow of love from God to overflow into the people around you? Are you limiting the flow of love out of you? Are you allowing love to freely flow from you? Is there anything that you are allowing to be or become a barrier to God’s love flowing from you? Is there anyone that you are keeping God’s love from flowing through you?

Remember that God is love!

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

–from 1 John 4:8

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

–from 1 John 4:16

Remember what love is? Let’s have a refresher that love is…

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

–from 1 Corinthians 13:4-13

So we need to love to show God working in and through us. We need to love since God is love or else we don’t know God. We need to love because love is the greatest thing that in the end will last. And because God loves people we need to love them too. So how do we love? Let’s work on making the words of 1 Corinthians be true when we replace the word love with our name. Jesus can do it so let’s live lives where we can too.

Jesus is patient and kind; Jesus does not envy or boast; Jesus is not arrogant or rude. Jesus does not insist on HIS own way; Jesus is not irritable or resentful; Jesus does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Jesus bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Jesus never ends.

So let’s dive into the full context of today’s reading coming from 1 John 4…

Test the Spirits

1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. 4Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. 6We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

God Is Love

7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
13By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. 18There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 19We love because he first loved us. 20If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
–from 1 John 4

Today’s devotional from The Global Impact Bible on Acts of Mercy focuses on 1 John 4:8 and speaks of Helen Keller on love and justice. She points to 1 John 4:8 as a primary influence in her thinking. We read from today’s devotional:

Bishop Brooks taught me no special creed or dogma, but he impressed upon my mind two great ideas — the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man, and made me feel that these truths underlie all creeds and forms of worship. God is love, God is our Father, we are His children, therefore the darkest clouds will break, and though right be worsted, wrong shall not triumph.

–The Global Impact Bible – HELEN KELLER ON LOVE AND JUSTICE – p. 1651 – 1 John 4

Have you encountered Jesus yet? Interested in starting your journey? Let’s pray this together…

Prayer of Salvation Example

 

 


Heavenly Father,
I thank You Lord for this new day and all that is within it. Help me lord to live out today with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit so that Your Love will be made known in and through me. Help me Lord to share the hope that is within me in every situation so that my life will bring You praise, honor, and glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Unity – it should be our goal…(The Bible’s Impact on Acts of Mercy [Apr 26])


What will it take for there to be unity? Unity in your home? Unity in your community? Unity in your country? Unity in the world? What is it that is keeping people from being able to come together?

Consider these verses from God’s Word on unity…

A song of ascents. Of David. How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! –from Psalm 133:1

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. –from 1 Cor 12:27

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, –from Philippians 2:3

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. –from Ephesians 4:2

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. –from Ephesians 4:3

For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body-whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free-and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. –from 1 Corinthians 12:13

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So can you turn the other cheek? Can you love unconditionally? Can you have sympathy and empathy for other people’s perspective? Can you come together in agreement with God’s Word? Can you come together in order to bring reconciliation and restoration? Can you avoid being haughty in order to love and serve others?

Today’s reading comes from Hebrews 12 with today’s devotional being based on verse 12.

Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith

1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Do Not Grow Weary

3Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. 4In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?
“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
nor be weary when reproved by him.
6 For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives.”
7It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? 10For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
12Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. 14Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 15See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; 16that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. 17For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.

A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken

18For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest 19and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. 20For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.” 21Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.” 22But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
25See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. 26At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. 28Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29for our God is a consuming fire.
–from Hebrews 12

Today’s devotional from The Global Impact Bible on the topic of Acts of Mercy speaks to the Bible’s impact on human rights. Today’s reading speaks of Charles Malik. He was a Lebanese diplomat and theologian who played a critical role in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Some have called it the international magna carta. Charles Malik chaired the UN Human Rights commission. He wrote a book called “Christ and Crisis” where he explains how his biblically derived Christian beliefs influenced his view on international issues.

We need to be lead by the Spirit! We need to be following the Spirit! We need to be obedient to the Spirit! We don’t want to grieve the Spirit! So let’s not resist but rather pursue the will of God! Let’s be people who are working towards unity! Let’s be like the chord of 3 strands that is not easily broken putting Jesus in the center of all our relationships! Let’s make a difference in our world by working with a spirit of unity – speaking reconciliation, speaking forgiveness, speaking peace in order that in and through it all God will get the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’ name.

Have you had an encounter with Jesus yet? Why not pray this with me this morning…

Prayer of Salvation Example

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Heavenly Father,
I thank You for this new day and for all that You have planned in it. I thank You Lord that Your ways are not my ways and that Your plans are higher and better than my plans. Help me Lord today to walk in Your purpose, speaking and acting in a way that will draw people to You and point them towards unity. Lord grant me wisdom and discernment in every situation and every conversation so that in and through it all You will receive the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.