Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Follow the Example

"We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.  Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.  For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me."  For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.  May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God."
Romans 15:1-7

Gracious God,
You gave us a perfect example to follow in Christ and we seem to fall short more often than not.  

Help us to listen to your word and learn to love the way you call us to love.

Help us to see you in everyone around us.

Help us to love one another, to welcome one another, to help one another as Christ would have done and did do in his time.

Help us to be more like Christ every day and in every way.  

Help us to praise you in all things.


1 comment:

  1. Sherri, it's certainly a growth process to become more Christ-like. I'm so thankful for His patience with all my mess ups!