Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, let the wellspring of Your love and soul flow upon us this day. Amen.
Read James 4: 13-17
To be gracious, we need to rely upon God. But arrogance gets in the way, says James. We can not look down our noses and say, “I’m better than he is.” Or “I’m a better Christian than she is because I go to Church every Sunday and attend Bible Study.” Being humble is the beginning of understanding what it really means to be called a Christian. We are only here on earth for a short time. We ought to say, “God grant me the gift of humbleness”.
James suggests that each of us need to always remember to ask God that God's will be done. "Will" as in what is God's best plan for us and we leave the plan in God's hands. God's will be done means giving up of our own needs and wants and listening to what God has in store for our lives. Not easy... especially the listening part... but essential as we grow and mature as Christians.
Each time we pray the Lord's Prayer, we pray that God's will be done in our lives. Today, take time to listen and seek out God's will for our lives.
Prayer: Great God, help us listen to You this day. Help us be a servant to those who are in need. Help us rejoice in Your creation. Amen.