Monday, April 30, 2018

2018 04 30

How easy it is
for me to live with you, Lord.
How easy it is to believe in you
when my mind reels from not understanding,
or when my mind weakens--
when the most intelligent people cannot think
beyond the evening and do not know
what must be done tomorrow.
You convey to me the
lucid assurance that you exist,
that you will see to it that not all paths
toward good will be closed.
At the peak of earthly renown
I look back with amazement at
that road which by no stretch of the imagination
I could have devised--
A remarkable road through despair
which has led me here
where I too have been able
to send mankind
reflections of your rays--
As for what I
won't have time or ability for--
This means that you have
reserved it for others.
     Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Matthew 6:1 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please help me be discrete about my charitable deeds.

But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. Matthew 6:3-4 (NKJV)
     Holy Father, I look to you for my reward.

But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Matthew 6:6 (NKJV)
     Father, bless my time with you.

But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 (NKJV)
     Jesus, I live in the hope of the resurrection.

Therefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:18 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help us comfort one another.

The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad! Psalm 97:1 (NKJV)
     LORD, help us come before you rejoicing.

You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Psalm 97:10 (NKJV)
     Preserve our souls, LORD, and deliver us out of the hand of the wicked.

Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. Psalm 97:11 (NKJV)
     Jesus, shine your light on our path and give us gladness.

Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. Psalm 97:12 (NKJV)
     Jesus, thank you for your precious, saving name.

A Word Received: Come to me; walk with me; rest in my arms of love.

Albany Intercessor

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