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“And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds” (Revelation 2:23).

Do you think of this literally?  Sometimes this has been the case, but other times it is what happens to the fellowship spiritually.  How many congregations have been filled with pestilence?  How many have become irrelevant because they are distracted from the main thing; which is Jesus.  Our deeds compound and whether or not we are following Jesus is the real point of it all.  Follow Jesus!

Lord, I do tolerate things in my midst because I think it is about me.  It is not.  It is about You.  Guide me Lord, no matter the cost. To be led by You in all things.  Help me to stand firm so that I am not bent in the wind by all of the Jezebels in this world.  Guard my mind and heart and help me to be a guard for the minds and hearts of others who are being led astray by those who are not looking to You.

Lord Jesus, You are the Savior.  You are the One who has accomplished all that is needed.  Lord, You are the Alpha and Omega.  These words are true and will come to pass as You have spoken them.  You love Your church enough to do all that is needed.  Help me dear Lord to live with Your leadership and be guided where You would have me go.  Lead me Lord and help me to always follow You.