Devotion for Friday, May 14, 2021

“Therefore I have sent him all the more eagerly so that when you see him again you may rejoice and I may be less concerned about you” (Philippians 2:28).

There are people who are praying for you.  There are those whom the Lord lifts up who pray for the various fellowships that they may prosper and not fall into the snares of the wicked one.  Cherish those who care for you.  Be one who cares for others.  There is only one church, just as there is only One Lord.  Give and receive as the Lord gives, so receive that You may walk in His way.

Lord, I often act as though what I think and want is all that is needed.  Guide me, O Lord, so that I may follow where You lead, go where You send me and receive whom You send to me.  This is Your church, not mine.  You are the head and we are the body.  Lead me, Lord, so that I may humbly walk behind You following wherever You bring me.  Help me to be one for whom You need to be less concerned.

Lord Jesus, You know all that is needed.  Your Word has promised that it will all work together for good.  Set me on the path You would have me walk in order that I may be obedient and live according to Your direction.  In and through all things, guide me, O Lord, in order that I may be found faithful.  Where I need to be an encouragement, help me to encourage.  Where I need to be encouraged, help me to listen.  Amen.