Daily Worship

Such a time as this

March 06, 2013 0

Ephesians 4:1-7

Ephesians 4:1-7

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;  one Lord, one faith, one baptism;  one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.

Ephesians 4: 15-16

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.  From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

​Lord, speaking the  truth in love  seems to  get me into situations I’d sooner  not  find  myself in. It’s  as if trouble  follows  me around.  Honestly  Lord, it’s  not as if I  go out of  my  way to look for situations where I  have to  “take a  stand” , they  seem to  just keep coming up.

I need help today, I just  cannot see  a way of  not  causing  upset.  Please let me find a  balanced way  forward, a way which  does not  result in  compromise but also a way  that is  not predetermined by my own  self  righteousness and  self importance.

Please help me  to see that “for such a time as this” you have me in the moment , please help  me to see it matters, please  help  me  to realise that  I  have to rely on you.

Oh, and I  nearly forgot, thank you that you put me in these moments time and time. I am slowly beginning to see that  you  are doing a work in me too. 

Fancy that Lord, thank you  Father.

Amen

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written by Brent Haywood