VERSE OF THE DAY
And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me .
Reference – THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW : Chapter 18 Verses 2-5 (NASB)
Abba Father, thank you for giving us another beautiful day in our life .We are your children and we come to you. Bless us Lord and lead us in your path . Teach us your ways Father , for your ways are higher than ours , and your thoughts about us are higher than the thoughts we have for ourselves. We praise you dear Father because we have this assurance in you. Father, give us the heart of a little child; innocent, simple, humble and trusting heart . A heart that is completely dependent on you , a heart which completely trusts in you and is obedient to you . A heart devoid of crookedness and malice, a heart that waits upon your righteousness and justice . In this world we have many worries and confusions, many fears and challenges; amidst all these , Abba Father, help us your children to put our trust blindly in you . May we never waver when facing all the waves and storms that are raging against us because of the comfort of the knowledge that we are held safely in the arms of our Mighty Father . Abba Father, help us to always remember that it is good for us, your children, to humble ourselves in your presence and seek your will in everything we do in our lives. Abba, may we always understand that like a good father , you fill us with your choicest blessings; your peace ,joy and love. Help us to understand that your plans for us are to prosper us ; to give us hope and a future. Let us never forget that, like a good father ,you discipline your children, yet your gracious love and compassion never fails. Abba, thank you for your never ending love for us. Just like little children, may we rest in your care , protection and providence. You are the Father God who knew us before we were formed in our Mother’s womb . You call each one of us by our name and you care about the minutest details of our lives, even the hairs on our heads are numbered. Father, let us never go astray from your deep love. Never let the evil one deceive us with his lies, so that we lose vision of your loving arms that are always stretched towards us. Help us remember that you are always waiting for us and all we need to do is to run into your embrace. Abba, may we never hurt your precious heart intentionally by our arrogance and pride . May we not be ignorant and foolish because of the lies that we choose to believe in , by not listening to your voice. Father, give us this deep thirst to search for the living waters that is found only in you. Give us the wisdom to understand that our Heavenly Father is the ultimate source of everything that is good . May we quench our thirst from your eternal streams of grace and mercy. Abba , may we grow in your love and share this love with all our beloved brothers and sisters , as we help each other and be a souce of support in Christ in this journey to our eternal home. May we hold onto you tightly knowing that you are our dearest father who will never abandon us. We thank you for your love , for this precious gift of life. Bless us and guide us dear Heavenly Father. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
TODAY’S BIBLE READING
- The Old Testament – GENESIS : Chapter 5 . 1 – 17
- The New Testament – MATTHEW : Chapter 5 . 17 – 20
- The Book of Psalms – Chapter 8