1. Matthew 7: 12 “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” Father, in every situation You tell us to treat others the way we would like to be treated. The test comes when others think differently from us, are unkind, or misunderstand why we think and act like we do. Help us to see the world around us as You see it. Would You increase our love for others?
2. Romans 12: 6-8 “Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he
who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness." Father God, we have such amazing opportunities in the next few weeks to offer our gifts in service and giving while the World Games and our own Community Missions Week are observed. Help us to know and do Your will; grant us courage to follow Your leading. Empower us to be authentic witnesses.