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A Prayer for Today

“Lord, help me not to overthink serving others. Sometimes the small, simple things mean more than I’ll ever know. And help me to remember that whatever I do for others, I’m doing for You.”

~Our Daily Bread

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Today’s Quote on Daily Living

“Your transformation by God brings transformation to others.”  ~Ruth O’Reilly-Smith

Scripture for Reflection: Matthew 5:13-16

Today’s Quote on Forgiveness

“When we love others because our Savior loves them and forgive because He has forgiven us, God gives us the strength of let go of the past of and walk forward with Him into beautiful new places of grace.”  ~James Banks

Scripture for Reflection: I Peter 4:7-11

Today’s Quote on God’s Presence

“When we acknowledge God, we remember His presence in both the successes and sorrows, whether big or small, of our lives.”  ~Lisa Samra

Scripture for Reflection: Hosea 6:1-6

Forgiveness

I’ll explore the word “forgiveness” this year. I think most of the areas I’ll look at have to do with me forgiving myself.

You see, I didn’t write as much as I planned to write last year. Most of my ideas for this blog, articles, devotions and short stories were left undone. Not only did my writing suffer, but I wasn’t able to accomplish a lot of other things, and I started feeling guilty. I berated myself and talked down to myself and gave in to thinking of myself as weak. I wondered how God could want to use me.

When I started praying and seeking God’s will about another word, I thought maybe I should continue with the word from last year because I felt like I wasn’t able to fully explore it, but I got the impression that I needed to focus on forgiveness.

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