STAYING CLOSE TO GOD
If you want to become and stay a follower of Jesus, you must control what you choose to “take in” every day. As you use the bus, or metro or your car to get to work, think about choosing to not use television or radio. It’s about you choosing what your mind will take in. We all have choices about how we receive information, but you can control what enters your “mind and your heart.” It’s not just pushing bad things out of our life, but holding on to the good things you want to take priority in your life.
Consider having a prayer on the tip of your lips wherever you go. We all have “free” moments in life when we are free to pray. Save a special little prayer like…..”Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me.” Carry that simple prayer with you wherever you go. Practice it whenever you have those spare moments. Create blessings for yourself whenever you have a few free thoughtful moments.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-18
Be at peace among yourselves. And…admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them. See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ for you.
LORD LET MY LIFE BE A FOREVER PRAYER TO YOU.
I ASK FOR A GENEROUS HEART.
I NOW CELEBRATE GRATITUDE FOR MY
I ASK THAT YOU HELP ME TO OVERCOME MY WORRIES.
• AMEN •
We now light our “peace” candle.