WISDOM

Wisdom

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).


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

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,
Understanding,
And maturity –
In keeping with your purpose
For our lives.

Prayer

Prayer

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised
(Job 1:21; NIV).

Should we accept only good things from the hand of God, and never anything bad?
(Job 2:10; NLT).

May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10; NLT).

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

But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction (Job 36:15; NIV).


Lord,
When bad things happen,
Please help me
To make the very best
Of my circumstances,
By learning all I can from them –
With you.

For Jesus’ sake,
Amen.

Love

Love

Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent” (John 6:29; NLT).

“ ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind’ ”(Luke 10:27; NLT).

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NLT).

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone(Romans 12:18; NIV).


Lord,
I believe in your Son,
And I love you
With all my heart,
Soul,
Mind,
And strength.

May your Spirit
Help me to be joyful,
Prayerful,
Peaceful,
And thankful today –
Always aware
Of your presence,
And praising your holy name.

Amen.