EACH ENCOUNTER we have is part of our daily offering to God. Each day, every deed, all the intentional motion of our souls – however helpful or hurtful it may be – is the actual “living sacrifice” we give to God as material with which to weave the human story (see Rom. 12:1). At this daily altar our selves are offered to or withheld from the Spirit’s transforming power.
– Robert Corin Morris
Wrestling with Grace
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Name one way you offer yourself to God. Name one way you withhold yourself from God. Share your thoughts.
In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I have asked him of the LORD.”
1 Samuel: 1:20 NRSV
This Week: pray for those who are lonely. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.
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This week we remember Gertrude the Great of Helfta (November 16).
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