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“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world” (James 1:27).

Interpret this and you will hear what James has already said.  He is not saying that we have to be all things to all people.  We should do what is right in the sight of God.  Are there those in need in Your fellowship?  Then help them.  Are there children who look to the Lord, but parents are in the way?  Then mentor them.  The Lord will lead you.  Go where the Lord leads you and do as He directs.

Lord, all around me are those in need.  There are many needs.  Guide me Lord to live into the life You have called me to.  Help me understand that You have given the words of eternal life so that I may be guided by You in the way You are setting before me.  You are purposeful in all You do and there are appointments You have set before me this day.  Help me to see them and meet them.

Lord Jesus, it is clear that You met each day heading toward doing what needed to be done.  You let nothing distract You from heading to the cross.  Help me to see the eternal life You promise and then meet whatever You give me to do today so that I can learn faithfulness.  Help me, Jesus, so that I may overcome the obstacles that will come in order to learn faithfulness in all of my ways and practice them throughout each day You give me.  Amen.