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“Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard; because he came close to death for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was deficient in your service to me” (Philippians 2:29-30).

Sometimes we want the head person.  We want what we want.  A part of what the Lord does is to teach us humility.  If the Lord is taking care of it, then the Lord is taking care of it.  Why do you worry about who is doing whatever is done.  Whether it is the janitor or the pastor, are they both not a part of the team?  There is One Lord and one body, which is the church.  Give thanks for the One Lord.

Lord, You know the struggles that go on everywhere.  Lead me, O Lord, away from the way the world does things so that I may give and receive as You direct.  You know what needs to change.  You know that unless You keep us from our sinful choices, we would perish.  Complete me according to Your plan of salvation so that I may humbly walk with You now and forever.

Lord Jesus, You are the Savior.  There is no salvation apart from You.  Guide me, Lord, that I may walk now and forever in the goodness of Your love and mercy.  Help me this day to see Your hand at work.  Help me to be Your hand where needed.  In and through all things, may I be lifted into Your salvation and walk according to the Father’s will.  Complete in me all that needs to be completed.