Monday, December 31st


“And I pray this: that your love will keep on growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment, so that you can approve the things that are superior and can be pure and blameless in the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God” Philippians 1:9-11

Dear Jesus, I want to grow in faith and love and discernment, so I can tell right from wrong in my heart long before I have to decide what to do. I want my life to reflect a righteousness that comes from faith and love and not from rules and policies. It is no longer good enough for me to do the right thing. I want to do the right thing for the RIGHT reasons. I want to want to do the right thing naturally. So make my love and faith grow by reminding me of you and your life inside of my life. Draw me back to your gospels and show me the way to live in my context and among my generation. Make me into a person who shows others what you are like every day without even a word. Amen.

To grow in love and the knowledge of God is worth our wholehearted devotion.