+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!
This world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. (Hebrews 13:14)
Morning Reading: James 3:13-18 (NLT)
If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.
In Jesus Christ, God has shown us the beauty of human life and work. Lord, give me wisdom to meet the challenges ahead.
+ I bless you, Lord, for bringing me to this day – thank you for protecting my life and giving me what I need.
+ Be with me, Lord, as I take up my daily tasks – help me to remember that it is in your world I live and work.
+ You have called me to serve you responsibly in the world – help me to build a just, Christian society.
+ Stay with me and with everyone I meet this day – let me give your joy and your peace to the world.
King of heaven and earth, Lord God, rule over my heart and body this day. Sanctify me, and guide my every thought, word and deed according to your wisdom from above, so that now and for ever your grace may free and save me. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
“God I Look to You “ Jenn Johnson (Bethel Church)
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:16-17)
+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!r