As Joyce Meyer points out, ‘God always puts us around someone who is like sandpaper to smooth off our rough edges… a testing that takes place before we get promoted. If you want to lead you must first serve in circumstances that may not be ideal and learn to behave wisely. This prepares us to be greatly used by God.’
As St Catherine of Siena put it: ‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.’
Praying in Jesus’ name is about aligning yourself with Jesus. As you do this, your prayers harmonise with God’s desires for your life and you can pray that his will be done. You cannot do this on your own. You need the Holy Spirit.
Taking Uber or Grab trains me to share God to people. Not preach. But just share stories.
Lord, thank You for helping me to quiet down and spend time reading your words today. Continue to speak to me, dear God.
Peel away the layers of superficiality and reveal what is real and gnawing inside of me.
Holy Spirit, anoint me with wisdom. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
When faced with adversity…
‘He trained us first,
passed us like silver through refining fires…
pushed us to our very limit,
Road–tested us inside and out,
took us to hell and back;
Finally he brought us
to this well–watered place’
Lord, I pray for your church. Forgive us where we have fallen asleep and are giving off a bad odour. We know you are deeply moved by the situation, that you weep over the church, and that you will act out of love.
Lord, would you bring new life. May we see the church come alive all across the nations.
Your Hope in Times of Trouble (Day 140) #BiOY