Monday, January 17, 2022
Ephesians 4:31-32 Put aside all bitterness, losing your temper, anger, shouting, and slander, along with every other evil. Be kind, compassionate, and forgiving to each other, in the same way God forgave you in Christ.
Morning Prayer: Dear God, it is only through Your loving grace that I can read these words as inspiring hope, not a call-out or blame. You have forgiven me, and continue to show me mercy again and again, when I inevitably lose my temper or misuse my words. Every time, You call me back to a greater way of living, a wholehearted way of showing up with joy and peace. Instead of complaining today, God, help me intentionally look for ways to live with love towards You, towards others, and towards myself. May it be so.
Morning Focus: Breathe in these words to carry with you today: “Be kind… Be compassionate… Be forgiving…”
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