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“[Christ] from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love” (Ephesians 4:16).

We were created for Christ’s sake, just as He also died for the sake of all of us.  In Him is life and those who come through Him and in Him are given a new life.  Come then and be led by the One who knows You; He is the One through whom you have your being.  Live into the new life He gives through faith and be redeemed, restored, and made new by His wonderful grace.

Lord, too often I treat my faith as an add-on to my life.  You are the core, the center, and the purpose.  Let me not be carried away by the things of this world such that I do not see, nor understand that in You alone is all hope.  Guide me to live into the new life You give and grow in Your likeness.  Let me not make you one of many things, but love You above all things, as I know is right and fitting.

Lord Jesus, You demonstrated Your love for us in that while we were yet sinners, You died for the ungodly.  Help me now and always Lord, to see through the fog of this age so that I might live for You in the hope of salvation.  Guide me today, Lord, to do those things which back up what I know needs to be done and then add to it those things which I do not yet know which need to be done.  Lead me, Lord, in the way of salvation.  Amen.