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“taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration of this generous gift; for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men” (2 Corinthians 8:20-21).

Do not take lightly what the Lord has given you.  Through the grace received and the call to become like Christ, we have our part to do.  Many make light of it and think being faithful is a one or two hour a week proposition.  It is not a proposition, but life itself.  Life is not lived a couple of hours a week, but every moment of every day.  Come then into the life to which you have been called.

Lord, You know where I have fallen into the trap of this world’s thinking of limiting things to calendars.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of living that I may indeed become like Christ.  Teach me to be mindful and aware, thinking about what I am doing and willing always to look to You for guidance.  Lead me every moment, Lord, that I may grow into the likeness of Christ.

Lord Jesus, You who are the One through whom all things are made, came as the example of the godly life.  You have shown us what it is to be dedicated to living in a way that always looks to the Father.  Lead me this day that I may grow a little more like You.  Help me through those difficulties that come that I may press on in the journey of faith as You lead me to become what You are making of me.  Amen.