Oh Lord, I pray that You will shine Your light in us. That we will be ignited from the inside out to serve You and our fellow men and women with all our hearts, mind, and strength. May our desires be transformed into things that lift You up and not tear You down. So often do we think about things that we don’t need and only cause us to go into more debt than before. Even the things we accumulate often come about because of envy and covetousness, which should never have been bought in the first place. Lord, if we could just look to You in faith, we would stop caring about all the things our flesh desires, but start thinking upon other people instead. Surely, our selfishness would be turned into selflessness. We don’t need more people who are lifted up in the cares of this life, but people who lift You up in Your service, oh God. I don’t need much in this life, but what You can offer and do with me. If I am happy, it is because I am in Your service and a great work is being brought about in me and through me, because You did it all. I lift You up in praise and lower myself down as Your humble servant. You deserve the honor and the glory this day and forever, not people. Lord, may every person in the faith realize this and start looking to You and worshipping You today. Only then can they come to know You, as I have. Your ways are pure and holy. The gospel message of the cross and resurrection needs to be taught in all the world. I am Your servant and will continue to go forth in Your harvest. Who will join me, Lord? I pray that millions of people in the faith will join me and that many more people will be saved. I love You, God. Amen.
Luke 24:45-48 (KJV)
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
As believers, we are Christ’s disciples also. Therefore, He has called each of us to share the gospel message in all the world.