Serving Others (11 July 2019)

Morning Encounter:

Do all you can for everyone who deserves your help. Don’t tell your neighbour to come back tomorrow, if you can help today. Don’t try to be mean to neighbours who trust you. Don’t argue just to be arguing, when you haven’t been hurt. Don’t be jealous of cruel people or follow their example.

(Proverbs 3. 27 – 31)

Reflect:

There’s no doubt we have all passed up opportunities to show compassion or practical help and support to people who need it. God calls us today to be compassionate, to do what we can to serve others and to live in peace with everyone. We are called to love God and neighbour.

Respond:

Ask forgiveness for the times when you have served yourself rather than others. Make it your goal today to find at least one person you can support, encourage or befriend. How about texting people who need your support right now?

Midday Meditation:

Our LORD, everything you do is kind and thoughtful, and you are near to everyone whose prayers are sincere. You satisfy the desires of all your worshippers, and you come to save them when they ask for help.

(From Psalm 145)

Evening Reflection:

You know my heart and even during the night you have tested me and found me innocent.

I have made up my mind never to tell a lie. I don’t do like others.

I obey your teachings and am not cruel. I have followed you, without ever stumbling.

(From Psalm 17)

 

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