In times of plenty, in times of want, YOU are still God.
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Father, thank You for the example of Jesus, for His servant attitude and actions while He was here among us…. and ultimately as He served us through His death on the cross! Thank You for other examples throughout history of people who love You and have followed Jesus’ example, choosing to look out for Your interests more than their own.
Create in me a servant’s heart, taking a genuine interest in the welfare of others consistently. Develop within me that desire to see others succeed, grow in You, and be encouraged. Help me to love others the way You love them. Cause me to recognize continually the immense, yet undeserving, love You have unceasingly poured out on me and allow it to flow through me to touch others.
You have provided assurance for me in Your Word that YOU are my strength and my shield; my heart can trust in You and I will be helped… You’ve said so! Cause my heart to leap for joy and to give thanks to You for YOU are my strength, You are my shepherd, who will carry me forever and will bless me inside and out with Your peace.
Work Your will in my life this day as You continue to make me just like Jesus. Amen.