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“And besides our comfort, we rejoiced even much more for the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.  For if in anything I have boasted to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, so also our boasting before Titus proved to be the truth” (2 Corinthians 7:13b-14).

The Lord provides those who will continue the ministry of His presence to lead and guide.  Many in our day believe they can do it alone.  Does not our faith teach us that it begins with the need for a Savior?  We need God’s help and we need each other.  Do not be led astray by pride, but come into the Lord’s presence and go where He sends you.  We all have needs and only the Lord can and will provide for them what is necessary.

Lord, teach me that I am dependant upon You and all that You provide.  Show me that I need others and that they need me.  You have created us for a community that loves one another.  Lead me in the upward calling that I may be guided by Your goodness and mercy and not by the ever-changing winds of this world.  You have given the words of eternal life.  Help me to live into Thy will.

Lord Jesus, You have commanded us to obey all that You have commanded.  Guide me, O Lord, to learn this obedience.  Help me to see where I am not doing as You direct that I may truly be guided by You.  Through all things, lead me into the way of life that You know I need to live.  Help me through all of the obstacles that will come my way that I may learn faithfulness from You.  Amen.