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Oct 11

Good morning, Father!
Thank you for the nice early start to my day, and thank you for sustaining me and encouraging me through my days of struggle and growth. Thank you for your guidance in my work and also in my learning and developing in so many ways outside of the more obvious work tasks. Please continue to show me how to balance my online and offline time, as well as my time of input and output. Today I ask you to help me begin the process of finding the places online where I can join other artists in mutual encouragement. I only THINK I see, Lord. It is you who is my Shepherd, you who sees where I need to go to be with other sheep, to be a valuable part of a group where I can both give and receive. Thank you for giving me hope, Lord. Thank you for planting the seed of belief that I am GOOD, because I am YOURS.

1 John 3:1-3 ERV

The Father has loved us so much! This shows how much he loved us: We are called children of God. And we really are his children. But the people in the world don’t understand that we are God’s children, because they have not known him.
Dear friends, now we are children of God. We have not yet been shown what we will be in the future. But we know that when Christ comes again, we will be like him. We will see him just as he is.
He is pure, and everyone who has this hope in him keeps themselves pure like Christ.

Lord, you know how precious my children are to me. I thank you for them, and I thank you for considering me to be YOUR child! How awesome that is, to be so dear to your heart!! Please help me to keep myself pure for you, best as I can, so I can be more pleasing to you. Continue to prune things out of my life and heart to make more room for YOUR fruit to grow. I give you this day, my time, my heart, my hands, my mind. Guide me, use me, grow me, Lord. Amen!


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