January 9th

Scripture- 1 Timothy 1

Observe it- Paul led not from a position of power, but of gratitude towards God for his mercy.

Apply it- Practice thanking God, not just for things in your life, but simply for His Grace and Mercy. There is nothing you could do to create or earn his Grace or Mercy. As you interact with other people today, remember that it is from a place of God’s grace that you have an opportunity to help others.

Prayer – Father, thank you for making me whole, forgiven by your work for me, not by my own efforts. I realize that I have to trust YOU to call me loved, I have to rely on YOU to use me. Thank you for protecting me from living life apart from you. Amen.