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By the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. - Romans 12:3 (NRSV)

I once read that the smartest leaders are those who realize their gifts and their limitations. Paul warns us not to think too highly of ourselves by assuming we can do everything on our own, and he uses himself as an example.

If

anyone could have thought highly of himself,...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to acknowledge both our strengths and weaknesses and to value the gifts others bring as we do your work together. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 12:1-8

Thought for the Day

My strengths and weaknesses are part of the body of Christ.

Prayer Focus

To recognize my weaknesses


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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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