“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
The other night, I started writing down a prayer list of my family, then my extended family, each one of their children and children’s children. After getting those written, I moved on to my friends, listing each child and grandchild as well. Next was our church family.
As I continued on down the list (in no level of importance), acquaintances were included (such as my hair-dresser, the servers at the restaurants we frequent, etc). When I ran out of names that came to mind, I took a look at that list and was astonished at the length!
How God has blessed me over the years to have come in contact with so many individuals. Now, not everyone there is someone I get along with, necessarily, but for whatever reason, the Lord has them in my life.
Now that I think about it, I need to go back and put the leaders of this country (by name), even if I do not agree with them. Additionally, no one I really dislike is on there (Ugh! Typing this confession, I can’t help but notice that I need to be adding to my list!)
Included, there are several who share faith in Jesus Christ. Those who don’t, now is not the time to shy away from discussing the Lord, as none of us are aware how much time we have, until we have no more.
Matthew 13:44 Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Mark 16:15 – And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.
Matthew 5:16 – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.
Luke 11:33 –No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
Thank You for this and every day You give us
Please forgive our sins against You, others and ourselves
Father, please provide us with opportunities to talk to those who don’t know You
Lord, You have given us the Gift of eternal life
How can we withhold telling others about such a blessing
If we won’t share with our family and friends, then who?
Please open doors where You would have us tell others
About Your Love, Grace and why we place our faith and trust in You for salvation.
Please let our words and actions glorify You,
That others will recognize and desire the peace we have in Jesus.
Even though this world is in chaos
When evil seems to be everywhere we look
Father, we as Believers can look to You
Please give us boldness, and let us step out of the way, that You will speak through us
To You be all glory given
Thank You, Father
In Jesus’ Name
credits: God the Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Scripture
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