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Apr 12

Good morning, Lord!
Thank you for your awesome care and faithful preparation of your people. Thank you for the fellowship and good communication yesterday, and thank you for showing me an area of my work about which I can be giddy with excitement! I give my learning and my work to you, Father. I ask you to guide me and show me how to use my time and my resources for your will and purpose. Please keep my husband and my daughter safe and peaceful today as they work on our landlord’s front door, and please help him to be sensitive to your Spirit and not try to trick my husband into doing things HIS way instead of your way. Let your peace and joy fill them all and make for an awesome day over there. Amen! 😀

 
Colossians 3:1-10 ERV

You were raised from death with Christ. So live for what is in heaven, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. 
Think only about what is up there, not what is here on earth. 
Your old self has died, and your new life is kept with Christ in God. 
Yes, Christ is now your life, and when he comes again, you will share in his glory. 
So put everything evil out of your life: sexual sin, doing anything immoral, letting sinful thoughts control you, and wanting things that are wrong. And don’t keep wanting more and more for yourself, which is the same as worshiping a false god. 
God will show his anger against those who don’t obey him, because they do these evil things. 
You also did these things in the past, when you lived like them. 
But now put these things out of your life: anger, losing your temper, doing or saying things to hurt others, and saying shameful things. 
Don’t lie to each other. You have taken off those old clothes—the person you once were and the bad things you did then. 
Now you are wearing a new life, a life that is new every day. You are growing in your understanding of the one who made you. You are becoming more and more like him. 

 
Lord, I thank you for showing me one of my big faults, how I get so worked up over certain things and have a hard time controlling my temper and my tongue in those intense moments. I thank you for all the progress you’ve made in me in this area, so that I am much more aware of it and much more able to hold my tongue. Lord, I am fearful of the emotions themselves still, and I am concerned that I may say foolish things to defend myself or my beliefs, and that it will not be a good witness or an accurate representation of my true self, of my state of mind when I am less emotionally charged. Father, I give this fault, this weakness to you, and I ask you to continue to work on it in me, teaching me and helping me to become more like you and more pleasing to you. Thank you for your grace and mercy and patience and lovingkindness, Shepherd. Amen. 🙂

 

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