Thursday December 1
Sacrificing our life for the sake of others
  • Isaiah 26:1-6
  • Psalm 118: 1,8-9,19-21,25-27
  • Matthew 7:21,24-27

Without works our faith in God is incomplete. We are called to come out of our selfishness, and think about others. The more we seek prosperity, the more self-centered we tend to be. We are called to imitate the life of Christ, who gave up the comforts of this world. Worshiping God involves giving up pleasures and self-indulgence and standing up to do the works of God. We are called to sacrifice our own lives; our time and talents for the sake of others. This is how we build our foundation on a rock that cannot be shaken. We do not need to act on his word by our own strength, God does not expect us to do that. God only wants our sincere response, our free will, to spend time in prayer, to earnestly seek his will in our life and to build an intimate relationship with him. The closer we get to Jesus, it becomes easier to do God’s work. It is no longer we, but Christ who lives inside us, it is the power of the Holy Spirit that will give us the grace and courage to do God’s work until the end of our lives.

Prayer: Abba Father, strengthen me to do your will. Amen.

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