Wednesday, May 2nd


"Each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body."  Ephesians 4:25

Dear Lord, your grace has freed me from the guilt and shame that come from my sins.  You also make me trust that you still love me and will bless my life as a restored child of God.  With the strength and confidence that come from grace, make me an honest member of your body, the church.  First, help me be honest with myself so I do not live in a "make believe" world about who I really am.  Next, make me honest with my family and friends so they really know what they are dealing with when they interact with me.  Fin ally, make me honest with even the most casual stranger so they learn that your gospel is creating real, honest people around them.  Help me promote faith and trust in every arena of my life so I help you retore humanity to living in the light of love and truth.  AMEN

Live in truth at all costs.  Love without counting the cost!

Additional Readings:  Psalm 15, Psalm 51, John 4:21-24, Romans 12:3-21, Ephesians 4:17-32