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“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire” (Matthew 3:11).

Never forget who Jesus is.  The Lord God, Creator of the universe has shown up.  Yes, He makes Himself approachable, but He is still God.  What we do pales in comparison with what He does and who He is.  He who is the Alpha and Omega will accomplish what He has purposed.  We are baptized in water.  He comes and fills us with His Holy Spirit and empowers us to become children of the Heavenly Father.

How then shall I live knowing these things?  Shall I go on as if nothing else mattered?  Guide me, Lord, in the way of life You know I need to live.  I am unworthy, but by Your grace and in Your power, I can do all things necessary.  Lead me, Lord, in the way of living life such that I may now and always be guided by You, the author and finisher of my faith.  Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and open me to receive all that You command.

Lord Jesus, my Savior, You have done so many wonderful things for me.  Now, help me to return the favor and begin again the journey of becoming like You.  Through the Holy Spirit, which You have given me, help me to do those things today which are right for one of Your followers to do.  Let me not look at any others in the way of thinking who is worthy, but instead, to look through eyes of compassion to help all of those in need.  Amen.

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