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Jul 1

Good morning, Father.
Thank you for this beautiful morning, giving me opportunities to serve you and to grow! I give this day to you, my Shepherd, and ask you to lead me in it. Show me what YOU desire for me to do, and help me to be humble and faithful and follow you like a good little sheep. Help me remember that I do NOT know the way, I do NOT see far ahead — and I NEED you to guide me, to care for me. Lord, please cleanse my heart and make me more pleasing to you this day. Thank you! 😀

 
James 4:7-10 ERV

So give yourselves to God. Stand against the devil, and he will run away from you.
Come near to God and he will come near to you. You are sinners, so clean sin out of your lives. You are trying to follow God and the world at the same time. Make your thinking pure.
Be sad, be sorry, and cry! Change your laughter into crying. Change your joy into sadness.
Be humble before the Lord, and he will make you great.

 
Father, please help me to be humble and to make my thinking pure. Help me to resist temptations that the world offers, and instead cling tight to you. Thank you for lifting heavy burdens from me, and giving me the light load of following you wherever you lead me. I like it that you pack light, and I like it that you are sensitive to my needs, encouraging me when I need it and allowing me to slow down and rest when that is more what I need. Thank you for being such a Faithful, caring Shepherd, Jesus!!

 

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