Thought and Prayer for Monday, January 28, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
January 28, 2013 WE NEED GOD
We can't do it on our own. We need strength when we are weak. We need love and joy when we get hurt or angry. We need focus when we are sidetracked. We need patience when we are in a hurry. We can't make it on our own and do what God wants us to do. We need Him to give us His mighty Power to do what He wants us to do when we need to do it. Without Him we will continue to be angry, hurtful, selfish, sidetracked hurtful people. It is not because we are bad people but because of sin. God created us and He doesn't create bad people. The world does. We will not be happy until we have God in our lives because He made us to live for Him. When we choose to live for the world, we won’t get the satisfaction or the peace that our God can.
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, help us to completely focus on You today so you can replace our wrong feelings with Your right ones. We know we can’t have the right attitude about things if we are not focused on You. We know we can’t do what is right if we aren’t focused on Your will. We know we can’t have the life You created for us if we are focused on the world rather than You. Help us today, in all things Lord, to strive to do Your will rather than what the world wants. Thank You for giving us the power, love and self-discipline to follow You. Show us how we can use it today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.