Just like Jehu asked Jehonadab, God stands at the door of our heart, asking us to give Him our hand, daily. Let's join our hands with His...in quiet time. It's difficult to have a 2-or-more-are-gathered moment when you are alone. So...if you haven't had your quiet time today, join with me now...letting go of our peculiar opinions or differences of how we worship or how we pray even. Quoting John Wesley "What matters is having a heart rooted in your love, believing in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior."
Lord, be with us in this moment, THIS MOMENT, as we read and blog together...renew our hearts to reach out to ALL your children, you made each of us. It's easier to love those we know--and those who are strangers often don't get a second look, much less an outreached hand or a kind word.
Lord, lead our minds to think THE BEST about people first instead of being quick in our judgments of their appearance or their actions...we don't KNOW where they've been, but YOU DO!
Rededicate us to love each other as you loved us, compassionately caring for EACH person WE MEET TODAY... IN THAT MOMENT.