"Lord, I ask that You would receive the maximum amount of glory in and through my life. Drench me in the power of Your presence and wring me out SO THAT others might be drawn to You. Keep my eyes open to opportunities to build others up in faith and keep my heart firmly rooted in Your love SO THAT I will always be prepared to give an answer for the reason of my Hope. In Jesus’ Name, Amen."
three years ago. “So I Can Tell” is the light that has come out of a dark season of Cheri’s life. The songs are heartfelt expressions of a woman who has come to know God deeply."
Today’s Bible verse:3 John 1:4 "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth."
Today’s quote:Philip Yancey - "As partners in God's work on earth, we insist that God's will be done while at the same time committing ourselves to whatever that may require of us. "Your kingdom come. Your will be done," Jesus taught us to pray (Matt. 6:10). These words are not calm requests but holy demands. Give us Justice! Set the world aright!...We are Christ's body on earth, to borrow Paul's metaphor in Colossians 1:24. Those we serve, Christ serves. When we extend mercy to the broken, we reach out with the hands of Christ Himself." (Taken from Yancey's message, The Likes of Us, as found in 7/14/15 of Our Daily Bread devotionals).
Some thoughts today: We are challenged to expect great things from God, and to attempt great things for God. - Remember that God's help is only a prayer away. Whatever your need, ask Him to enable you to do your best in the situation or project, and He will be there for you, to His praise and glory. - How do you see others' "getting ahead," if you are struggling? Or have you become rebellious, if you have become prosperous?Check your attitudes, as God checks them! That's what matters to Him.