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A Prayer for Today…

“Dear Lord, I want to be a gentle person. Please help me to be kind and gracious to others today.”   ~Our Daily Bread

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HOPE

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A Reflection on Hope

 

I started this year praying for the ability to hope. To keep my focus on God and trust Him through everything that came my way. I wanted to live each day intentionally, seeking the Lord’s strength and mercy. I knew I needed His grace to discover reasons to hope and live with joy and peace. More than anything, I wanted trust that God had a purpose for everything I experienced throughout the year.

I wanted hope cemented in my heart.

You see, in my mind, I never doubted God as the source of my hope or that He could restore my hope. The actual problem resided in my heart – the one place I desperately needed cooperation.

I had no idea where the journey would lead, what lessons I would learn, or how pain would be used to refine my desire to have hope.

Today, as I think about some of the things that happened this year, I struggle to comprehend it all. Continue reading

Today’s Quote on God’s Power

“The Lord isn’t looking for impressive people; He wants willing ones who will bow the knee in humble submission. Being weak and ordinary doesn’t make you useless. Rather, it positions you for a demonstration of divine power in your life. God delights in using your dependence to display His glory.”  ~Dr. Charles Stanley

Scripture for Reflection: II Corinthians 12:9-10