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“Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us” (1 Thessalonians 2:8).

How invested are you in the lives of others?  The Lord created us to be in relationship, first with Him and then with others.  Do you care for those around you?  Not just your family, but also the family of God that He has placed you in?  Be a willing participant in all that He is doing knowing that He is growing in you the likeness of Christ.  You were created in His image and He is making of you a child of the heavenly family.

Lord, help me to see with simplicity the truth that You have revealed through grace.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth in order that I would now and forever walk humbly in the path You have put before me.  Guide me, Lord, in the way You would have me go and help me to hold fast in those steps I take throughout the day.  You must lead and I must learn to follow.

Lord Jesus, You are the author and finisher of my faith.  Guide me, Lord, in the way of faith.  Help me to take each step as You direct and live into the life that is in relationship with those around me.  In Your Spirit, enliven in me the goal of my faith, which is to become what You are making of me.  Save me this day and lead me in the way of everlasting life.  Amen.