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When we are trying to decide how to respond to a given life situation, do we base our decision on our understanding of God’s will for our lives or on some need of our own ego? Today’s passage guides our thoughts. Verses 1-3 note that we first acknowledge the one...
Dear God, I am often tempted to envy the spiritual gifts of others. When I do that, I downplay and neglect the gifts that you have given me. Help me realize that you don’t give your gifts for our benefit but for the building up of the body of Christ. May I acknowledge that you are the one doing the work when I participate with you in using my gifts. Amen.
I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”