God does not expect us to change all at once. It is not possible. But each day we have the chance to change something. Each day is a new opportunity to live more like Christ. The choice is up to us.
God our creator, thank you for making us in your image. Let us choose to be more like you every day. AMEN
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson
God does not just expect us to do things that help right now but also things that will help those to come. The most important of these is to live as he lived. In this way we will draw people to him. To preach is good, to talk about Christ is good and those things help ……but if we live like him no explanations are necessary. Our actions will show his love.
Jesus you call us to follow you in all that we do. Help us to do this so that others will also follow you. AMEN
Today I was moved again by music. I have included the first verse and refrain.
Lord, you have come to the lakeshore
looking neither for wealthy nor wise ones.
You only asked me to follow humbly.
O Lord, with your eyes you have searched me,
kindly smiling, have spoken my name.
Now my boat’s left on the shoreline behind me;
by your side I will seek other seas.
It is such a simple request. “You only asked me to follow humbly.” In the song the response is to leave the boat and job behind and simply follow. Can we do this?
Caring Lord, to follow is all you ask of us. Why is it so hard for us to follow? Help us. AMEN
Here I am, Lord. Is it I Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go Lord. If you need me. I will hold your people in my heart. Dan Schutte
I love this hymn. It is one of my favorites and always speaks to me. When I sing the words I can feel God calling me to do his will. Do you have a hymn or song that pulls you into the presence of God? If you do sing it often. Let the words open your heart to answer God’s call. He is calling you and me. Will we answer?
God you call us in many different ways. Help us to heed your voice and follow. AMEN