Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023
You bring relief to yourself with the thoughts of others like you.
Imagine that, directly across the world, someone is experiencing what you are feeling today. What would you say to them to help them feel closer to the Lord? How would you help them remove any barrier between them and the Lord? Take your thoughts to heart. Your thoughts are also words of consolation for you.
Be serious and keep watch; the Evil One, who is against you, goes about like a lion with open mouth in search of food; Do not give way to him but be strong in your faith, in the knowledge that your brothers who are in the world undergo the same troubles. And after you have undergone pain for a little time, the God of all grace who has given you a part in his eternal glory through Christ Jesus, will himself give you strength and support, and make you complete in every good thing; His is the power for ever. So be it. (1 Peter 5.8-11 Bible in Basic English (BBE))
Precious Jesus, I am so human. Undoubtedly, I stumble and do not keep watch as I can. Spending time and thoughts on human versus heavenly is easy. Distraction is everywhere. It seems this is true for many of us. I accept that my humanity leads me astray, and as a result, I turn it over to you and ask for wisdom to make good choices and to fill my mind with examples of your love and care for us. Thinking of you with the masses, their desire to only touch the hem of your robe, and the wonder they must have felt encourages and strengthens me. Also, I find comfort in considering that another person somewhere else is pondering these thoughts as I am today. Jesus, the loving example of how we should live and consider others, I accept your forgiveness and compassion for my weaknesses with gratitude. Also, I appreciate your request to the Holy Spirit to help me grow wiser in my thoughts and actions. Comfort me with thoughts of others that think as I do and allow my thoughts to comfort them also. I am grateful for your love. Amen.
a tangle originated by Antonine Koval, CZT
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