Want to do what is right and good

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Monday, May 11, 2015

Scripture reading:

As Christians, our calling from God is to become like Christ. This is a gradual, lifelong process that will be completed when we see Christ face to face. To be “worthy” of this calling means to want to do what is right and good (as Christ would). We aren’t perfect yet, but we’re moving in that direction as God works in us. (NLT)

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 – And so we keep on praying for you, that our God will make you worthy of the life to which he called you. And we pray that God, by his power, will fulfill all your good intentions and faithful deeds. Then everyone will give honor to the name of one Lord Jesus because of you, and you will be honored along with him. This is all made possible because of the undeserved favor of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ.

We always pray for you. – 2 Thessalonians 1:11 (NRSV)









William W. Barnard Jr. (Ohio) titled his story “PASSWORD PRAYERS;” here is William’s story:

“Every month or so, a message appears on our computer screens at work: ‘Your password has expired. Change it now.’ Changing our passwords routinely is a way of safeguarding access to the computer network and to confidential information on it. However, coming up with a new password every 50 days and remember it can be a challenge.

“Most of us have devised a system to help us create memorable passwords. I have settled on the practice of letting my passwords remind me of people or situations I want to remember in prayer. As I enter the password and wait for the computer to come to life, I have at least a moment to call to mind a person or situation and pray. Over the last several years, I have password-prayed for my wife; for our daughters and their partners; for faith, hope, and love; and for various events in my life.

“This simple practice has become an important way for me to remember to pray for people or situations in my life.”

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – What we pray for shapes the people we will become.

Prayer: Gracious Lord, in your mercy you are always present with us. Help us remember to bring to you the people and concerns that matter most to us. Amen.


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