Matthew 25: 27-30)
God, I believe the call to serve those who hurt is a gift from You
- not because they will be helped, but because it expresses our
love for You. We are not called to stamp out poverty, but to share
what we have. We are not called to save the world, but to love and
serve in Your name. God, thank You for the gift of serving others
in Your name. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
July 22, 2014
(Meditation: Colossians 3:23-24)
My God and Father, help me to do my work today for one reason alone,
to serve You. Help me to do my work to the best of my ability, for
service that glorifies You is good work. Help me to do my work carefully,
for service that glorifies You is permeated with love. O God, I
thank You that my vocation is my ministry. In Jesus' name. Amen.
July 23, 2014
(Meditation: Psalm 25:4-5)
Almighty and everlasting God, popular culture tells me that Your
Truth is not absolute. Popular culture dictates that everyone's
beliefs are just as valid as the teachings of Jesus. Popular culture
dictates that witnessing to the saving power of Christ is narrow
minded. Popular culture says that Christ's great commission to make
disciples of all nations is intolerant. Popular culture is like
a religion, with its own "thou shalt nots." It punishes its "sinners"
with labels like "intolerant," "narrow-minded," "bigoted," "prejudiced."
God, make me tolerant, loving, understanding, fair, and unafraid
to stand for Your Truth. Amen.
July 24, 2014
(Meditation: Psalm 19:14)
God, grant that today I may be a little quieter . . . more gentle
. . . more loving . . . more honest . . . more connected to You.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
July 25, 2014
God, You have commanded me to pray and ask for those things that
concern Your Kingdom. But when I pray, I pray more about my little
kingdom and my physical and material needs. God, help me to have
fewer "me and my" supplications. Help me to pray, "Thy Kingdom come;
Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." Through Jesus Christ,
my Lord. Amen.