STATE OF MIND
Lord God, we thank you for today. We thank you for keeping us safe, we thank you for loving us, and for allowing us to see these new days. You are great & mighty and there is none like you in all the earth. We ask that you will protect our nation. Place your hand upon the government oh God. Allow for the people of your kingdom to step up and be bold and walk in righteousness. Place them in the right places so that we
may see change. We ask that we will see this country turn back to you. Use your people father to bring those who are lost to salvation. we asked that you will even use us the youth. Allow us to set examples in school and when we are out. We will not be afraid , give us our boldness so that others will be saved. We ask that you will cover our families and friends. Cover them in your blood and keep them safe. we ask that those that need comfort will feel your warm embrace. Those that need healing will be saturated with your blood. those that need guidance will tune a fine ear to your voice. God allow us to become connected to you. We give your name all glory and all honor because you deserve it. We love you. Amen.
Today Lord, I gladly and greatfully recieve every blessing that you have for me.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
The Resource....The Word
Bible Reading: Numbers 10:29-32
We will share with you all the good things that the Lord does for us. Numbers 10:32
GEORGE HAD NO home. Most nights he slept at the YMCA. He owned only the clothes he wore: a shirt, a pair of pants, a pair of shoes wrapped with rubber bands to keep the soles from flapping, and a shabby coat. On cold winter mornings George would go to the police station nearby and spend the morning sitting in an old metal chair in the back. At least it was warm inside the police station.
A couple of police officers befriended Old George. They would occasionally slip him a few dollars for a cup of coffee. They found out that Billy, a nearby restaurant owner, gave Old George a hot breakfast every morning at no charge.
The police officers decided to invite George to join their families for Christmas dinner. George agreed. They even gave a few presents to George, which he unwrapped carefully. As they drove their guest back to the YMCA that evening, George asked, “Are these presents really mine … to keep?” When the officers nodded, George asked the officers to drive by Billy’s restaurant before taking him home.
When they arrived at Billy’s restaurant, George had carefully rewrapped all his presents. He tucked them under his arms and walked into the restaurant. “You’ve always been real good to me, Billy,” he told the man behind the counter. “Now I can be good to you.” He plopped the presents down on the counter and slid them toward Billy. “Merry Christmas!” he said. Old George gave all his Christmas presents away.
That story, told by reporter Anne Keegan in the Chicago Tribune Magazine, is a true story of one man’s generosity. Unfortunately, we are not often like Old George. Old George received gifts from a couple of generous police officers and promptly chose to share them with someone else. We have received many, many gifts from God and from others, but we don’t always show our gratitude by being generous to others.
Really, that’s all generosity is: sharing the good things God has given you. That’s what Moses offered to Hobab in today’s Bible reading. “Come, be our guide,” he said, “and we will share with you all the good things that the Lord does for us” (Numbers 10:32). That’s what God wants us to do—to be generous with all the good things he has given us.
REFLECT: List some of the good things God has done for you or given to you:
______________________ __________________________ ___________________________
PRAY: “Lord, remind me to share with others the many good things you have done for me, especially_______________________.”
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