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Day 81 - Love and a Gentle Spirit

Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023


What does living life with love and a gentle spirit mean to you?

Paul spoke with the people of Corinth.

And with our hands we do the hardest work: when they give us curses we give blessings, when we undergo punishment we take it quietly; When evil things are said about us we give gentle answers: we are made as the unclean things of the world, as that for which no one has any use, even till now. I am not saying these things to put you to shame, but so that, as my dear children, you may see what is right. For even if you had ten thousand teachers in Christ, you have not more than one father: for in Christ Jesus I have given birth to you through the good news. So my desire is that you take me as your example. For this cause I have sent Timothy to you, who is my dear and true child in the Lord; he will make clear to you my ways in Christ, even as I am teaching everywhere in every church. Now some are full of pride, as if I was not coming to you. But I will come to you in a short time, if it is pleasing to the Lord, and I will take note, not of the word of those who are full of pride, but of the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. What is your desire? is my coming to be with punishment, or is it to be in love and a gentle spirit? (1 Corinthians 4.13-21 Bible in Basic English (BBE))

One Father, One Jesus Christ, One You. One life to show love and a gentle spirit.



Prayer:

Father, a butterfly lives but a brief time to complete their life's work. While I live longer, in your eyes, it is as brief as a butterfly's life. I want to live life as a butterfly lives, dedicated, happy to do my work, and benefit the world by doing it well with a gentle spirit. Amen.


Cindy Rae Fancher, CZT® Original Tangle SMTHNG Drawn on Olive Green QoR Watercolor Background with Black Micron by Texas Artist and Author Cindy Rae Fancher, CZT®

a tangle originated by Cindy Rae Fancher, CZT®



Word of the Day

BUTTERFLY



Read the scripture in context on the Bible in Basic English (BBE) website.




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Yes-yes, I want to live life as a butterfly lives, dedicated, happy to do my work, and benefit the world by doing it well with a gentle spirit. Amen.


Thanks for the prayer AND your delight-filled winged tangle.

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Jul 08, 2023
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Oh my, that prayer is going to follow me through my day today Cindy. So beautiful to live like a butterfly lives. Thank you for sharing this. - Minette

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Jul 08, 2023
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You are so welcome Minette! Thank you.

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Jul 08, 2023

What a lovely thought to start the morning with! Thank you for sharing!

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Jul 08, 2023
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My pleasure and thank you so much guest with the lovely comment! Wink Wink! Cindy Rae

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