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“Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God” (2 Corinthians 4:1-2).

Each is called according to God’s grace and mercy. Each according to their own gifts are invited to come into the presence of God and live in the light of His countenance. How then should we live knowing these things? Come away from the arrogance of this age and see that in the Lord, who is light and life, there is the way of living that is true life. Know that only in Him is there a future.

Lord, I come at things from my own self-perspective. Move me out of myself and into the ministry You have for me. Guide me according to Your goodness to live this life of faith that I may abide in Your grace and mercy. Bring my conscience to the place where it is clear before You and willingly seeking the things that are pleasing in Your sight. Let not anything be hidden by me, for it is all seen by You.

Lord Jesus, this day and every day I need what You alone are able to do. Lift me up to walk humbly and boldly with Your guidance that I may be seen by others abiding in You. Though those around me may not live as they ought, let me not be like them, but live knowing that I live always in the life You have given me. Guide me, O Lord, that I may live the life of faith and please the Father in heaven. Amen.