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“But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all; the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you” (1 Corinthians 14:24-25).

Take care with these words and keep them in the context of the whole. When we are in fellowship together, it is not to know each other’s business, but to reveal the glory and goodness of Christ. If we speak to one another in Christ’s goodness and share what is good, right and true, who is able to resist the tug of the Holy Spirit to come into grace? Let others declare that the Lord is present.

Lord, take me out of the picture that I would decrease and You would increase. Help me to see that in You alone is all hope and that when You are shining through me, others might see and proclaim Your glory. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I would forever abide in the goodness of Your presence, purpose and power. Lead me according to what You know needs to happen that I would abide in You.

Lord Jesus, You have come to lead the way. It is by Your leading that grace and mercy abound in this world. Lead me, O Lord, that I would walk in the steps for which You are guiding me, doing those things You place before me and shine Your presence to those around me. In all things, may the focus be upon You and nowhere else. May others know that You are present when I come in Your name. Amen.