Today's request: Pray that all leaders of Come to the Fire will be God-infused.
F. B. Meyer told of a clergyman who, when tempted to feel great irritation, would look up and claim the patience and gentleness of Christ. He had developed a habit of claiming from Christ the patience he lacked within himself.
When we try to love with mere human love, it often falls short. Rather than reacting out of our frustration, we can flee to the One who wants to give us His thoughts and His reactions. Because we have access to the mind of Christ, we don't need to respond out of our human weakness.
We pray, "Dear Lord, what are You about this child?" and suddenly possess fresh love and understanding that enable us to deal with a troublesome situation calmly and kindly. Kindness and gentleness are gifts to those who keep in step with the Spirit.
F. B. Meyer said, "Act as if you had omnipotent power, and you will discover that you have it allied with you, and working through you, to the accomplishment of purposes of which you had not dared to dream in the wildest flights of fancy."
Whether it's additional patience, love, or wisdom we need, we can do all things through Christ.
Thank You, Jesus, for the authority we have through You.
"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me...And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age'" (Matthew 28:18-20).
Memory Verse for May
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6, 7).