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Romans 2:1-16

Eyes speak so easily, Lord.  Let the eyes You’ve created for me master the words, “Jesus loves you.”

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“God is kind, but He’s not soft.  In kindness He takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life change.” (v 4 MSG)

There’s a child wandering off, where she’s been told not to go by her father.  Her father sees her heading for what he knows is harmful to her.  He goes to her, gently takes her hand, talks to her as he turns her around and leads her toward what he knows is best for her.  How does the child react?

Oh, Daddy!  Isn’t that a reoccurring scene in my life with You?  You’ve seen my thoughts venture into areas that only lead to despair.  Then, You’ve had to come take my hand and lead me out to Your realm of hope and peace.  You’ve seen my actions head for fields of disobedience, and You’ve made Your way to my side, taken my hand, and led me back to what’s best for me.

Thank You for Your kindness and Your mercy, Papa.  Thank You for each change You bring into my life–how You change my thinking, my attitudes, my actions.  Here am I–pliable clay in Your hands, so that You can continue to make me just like Jesus.  Amen.

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