Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NIV).

It’s not what we say we believe
That counts –
It’s how we serve you each day
In practice;

It’s what we think about others
In our hearts.

It’s what we say behind their back,
And to their face.

It’s how we behave towards them,
Even when we disagree with them,
And feel anxious, angry or hurt.

Please help me to serve you
By being congruent
In thought, word and deed,
Being honest with myself,
With you,
And with others –
Today, tomorrow,
And every day.

I ask this in Jesus’ blessed name,

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