The wisest man to ever walk the earth, Solomon, had this to say about life: Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 MSG “After looking at the way things are on this earth, here’s what I’ve decided is the best way to live: take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life. And that’s about it. That’s the human lot. Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both bounty and capacity to enjoy it, accepting what’s given and delighting in the work. It’s God’s gift! God deals our joy in the present, the now. It’s useless to brood over how long we might live.” Matthew said it another way in Matthew 6:34 NIV “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
- LORD, I pray for PURPOSEFUL living within the body of Christ, for a powerful movement of intentional and deliberate life choices that will transform the church one man, one woman and one family at a time. I pray that with God’s blessing, purposeful and intentional living will determine our future. I pray for intentionality to take over in relationships, marriages, and the raising of children.
- I pray complacency to be replaced by Godly CONTENTMENT in our present circumstances- that we would be satisfied in Christ, yet always striving to grow and mature in the Lord. Let us learn from Paul: Philippians 4:11 NIV “…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstance.” That the world would see Christ in us giving us peace and contentment, which is the greatest form of wealth.
- Lord, cultivate a PASSION for life that is full of love, excitement and the Spirit of God. Let us not forsake our first love, You Lord. Rather, let us be filled by Your life giving water from the spring that never runs dry and always refreshes our soul.
- I pray for BOLDNESS AND COURAGE to rise up among us in a holy and powerful way. Lord give us boldness and courage like Moses, Joshua and Caleb had as they faced giants in the name of the LORD.
Let us CELEBRATE life as a gift from our Creator God and realize it is “but a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanished away.”