And what about the eighteen people who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them? Were they the worst sinners in Jerusalem? No, and I tell you again that unless you repent, you will perish, too (Luke 13:4-5; NLT).

Be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NLT).

If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit (Proverbs 9:12; NLT).

Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding (Hebrews 6:1; NLT).

Our purpose is to please God, not people (1 Thessalonians 2:4; NLT).

The good things
That come to us in life
Are not rewards;
Nor are the bad things

Stuff happens,
Either randomly,
Or caused by us,
Or other people –
You don’t make things happen,
Either way.

May we thank you
In all circumstances,
Good and bad,
Asking you to help us face
And come to terms
With what life brings.

Then we will grow
In wisdom,
And maturity –
In keeping with your purpose
For our lives.


Here I am

Here I am 

Then the LORD called Samuel. Samuel answered, “Here I am” (1 Samuel 3:4; NIV).

…your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10 NIV).

And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word
(Luke 1:38; KJV).

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Here I am, Lord –
Do with me
As you will.

Whatever my circumstances,
Please help me
To rejoice,
And thank you continually;
For this is your will for me
In Christ Jesus,
Your Son.