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Thought and Prayer for Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020

January 19, 2020 MEEK AND HUMBLE LIVES

We see so many people wanting to make a difference in the world for the wrong reasons. With social media, we see people doing outlandish things just for followers and more likes. People crave attention and, for some, social media is their god. They do more and more things to get people to watch them so they will be famous and rich. However, God tells us it should be our goal to live a quiet life. We are to mind our own business, obey His commands, and do His will.

SCRIPTURE:
1 Thessalonians 4:11 “Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write about how others crave attention.
2. List what they do to get noticed.
3. Know God wants you to live a quiet and humble life.
4. Let your work for God give Him the glory through your humble actions.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we know there are so many “show offs” in this world. They say and do inappropriate things to get attention and to gain more visibility. Help us remember You call us to be humble and lead a quiet life. We want to do Your will without showing off. We want our actions and words to point others to You, not point them to us. Help us to have the right attitude in the work we do for You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
We are not to live an idle life but we are to live a humble and meek life. We need to remember the difference and be sure we are following the will of God.

Ecclesiastes 4:5-6 “‘Fools fold their idle hands, leading them to ruin.’ And yet, ‘Better to have one handful with quietness than two handfuls with hard work and chasing the wind.’” (NLT)

Living an idle life doing nothing is not what God calls us to do. We are to lead meek and humble lives as we work for Him.

2 Thessalonians 3:11-12 “Yet we hear that some of you are living idle lives, refusing to work and meddling in other people’s business. We command such people and urge them in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and work to earn their own living.” (NLT)

When we practice humility and meekness, we will see blessings from God.

FOCUS:
Matthew 5:5 “God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.” (NLT)
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