Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Mark 10:13-14 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me receive and nurture all the children you send us.
Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it." Mark 10:15 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us recognize the cost of turning away the children who come to Jesus.
And He took them up in His arms, put His hands on them, and blessed them. Mark 10:16 (NKJV)
Father, please help us join with Jesus in blessing the children who come to him.
Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers. 2 Timothy 2:14 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me repent of fruitless striving about words.
And he said to them, "Do not hinder me, since the LORD has prospered my way; send me away so that I may go to my master." Genesis 24:56 (NKJV)
Father, do not let me hinder your work.
Praise the LORD, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples! For His merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD! Psalm 117:1-2 (NKJV)
LORD, I praise you for your merciful kindness to me.
A Word Received: Rejoice in my presence and work in your life.