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“We have sent along with him the brother whose fame in the things of the gospel has spread through all the churches; and not only this, but he has also been appointed by the churches to travel with us in this gracious work, which is being administered by us for the glory of the Lord Himself, and to show our readiness” (2 Corinthians 8:18-19)

The Lord calls whom the Lord calls and we have the opportunity to receive what the Lord has provided.  We are not to remain immature or infants in the Gospel, but to mature and grow in the gift of faith that we have been given.  Whatever your circumstance, know that the Lord provides the right thing at the right time that You may live into the life to which you have been invited.

Lord, help me learn to rejoice in all of the good gifts which surround me.  Help me to see that every person You send my way has purpose.  Guide me in the higher things that I would learn to love those opportunities You give knowing that in You is liberty and life.  You have given me the words of eternal life.  Where else should I go?  Help me walk this path of faith You have set before me.

Come, Holy Spirit, and awaken into me the life to which You have called me.  Empower me to give and to receive this day that I would learn by whatever means You will teach me.  Let me receive those whom You have sent that I would hear and by hearing, believe.  Through all things, guide me in the way You know I need to walk that I may grow to be more like Christ my Savior.  Amen.

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