PRAYER Rx --- October 31
Dear Lord, if one does not expect much of those who are in leadership positions, then probably that person does not demand much of himself or herself! ... It is true that we are to encourage others -- family members, fellow workers, friends, teachers, ministers, and government leaders; however, it is questionable whether anyone should depend on such encouragement for one's sole motivation. If we find ourselves saying, "Lord, I feel so unworthy," we are apt to hear Him say, "For heaven's sake, and yours, get worthy!" ... Remind us that You, Lord, are ready to be our helper, our joy-giver, and the supplier of all our needs! You want us to learn to depend on You, and not others, for our sense of self worth and well being. ... Help me to resolve to spend quality time with You each day in prayer and meditation, so that in my times of trouble we will not be strangers to each other!
In Jesus' name I pray.