The Best Model
Posted on October 18 2020
The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. (NLT) Psalm1 45:8
Today's Encouragement: Who better to model after than our Lord. While we tend to both break and mend our love to one another, God always love us even when we do wrong. While we get angry and hurt others emotionally, God is slow to get angry. If you could be just like Christ, Imagine how peaceful you could be. Be patient, loving, and understanding especially to your loved once even if they deserve otherwise
Let us try our best to be like Jesus. He is the best role model. He loved us unconditionally even when we don't deserve His love. He never left even when we turn our backs to Him. His love is for us will never fade.
God of love,
source of mercy and compassion,
weave your dream for the world
into the fabric of our lives.
Remove the scales from our eyes
and lift the indifference from our hearts,
so that we may see your vision –
a new reign of justice and compassion
that will renew the earth.
Transform our lives,
so that we may accomplish your purpose.
Anoint us with your spirit of love
that we might bring good news to the oppressed,
bind up the brokenhearted,
and proclaim release to the captive.
Give us a new urgency
and a new commitment
to feed the hungry,
clothe the naked,
shelter the homeless,
and visit those who live in isolation.
Help us to reach out to those
whom no one else will touch,
to accept the unacceptable,
and to embrace the enemy.
Surround us with your love,
fill us with your grace,
and strengthen us for your service.
Empower us to respond to the call of Jesus –
to deny ourselves,
to take up our crosses,
and to follow.
Make us your disciples.
© 2010 Kurt Struckmeyer
REFLECTION: How can we change ourselves so that we can follow God's will?