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“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains” (James 5:7).

The question of why is important for us to ask.  Why am I here?  Many have fallen asleep and are in the trap of living as if this life is all there is.  You have been called to be conformed to the image of Christ.  How are you doing?  It will take all of this life and perhaps more to accomplish all that needs to be done.  What is the crop you are hoping for from the seeds that have been sown?

Lord, You have called me through faith and by grace to walk the narrow path.  You have called for me to follow You.  Lead me, O Lord, so that I would walk humbly in the path You have set before me.  Let me not waver, nor fall asleep, but live into the life You intend and for which You died on the cross.  Help me pick up my own cross and follow You as You accomplish my salvation.

Lord Jesus, I too have fallen asleep and lived as though this life was all that mattered.  Guide me today in those ways which will help me live according to Your goodness and mercy and will shape me to be more like You.  In all that happens to me, Lord, may I always be found walking the narrow path that You have set before me.  Guide me in the way of everlasting life.  Amen.