You and I were created to do good works in Christ Jesus! In James it says, “faith without works is dead”. That also means that our ultimate purpose in life is really found in serving. So, the key to doing this well is that our serving and good works are done as a genuine outflow of a heart that has been changed by grace. Serving and good works done from any other motive will result in guilt and burnout.

May our prayer today be,

“Jesus, I hand over my gifts, my abilities, my inabilities, my plans and my motives to you. Do with me as you will. I desire nothing less than complete surrender of my life to you. I realize I am not great, but you are. I realize I need to become less and you need to become greater.

Thank you for loving me,
Thank you for pursuing me,
Thank you for forgiving me,
Thank you for not giving up on me,
Thank you for giving me a purpose to live for,
I love you and need your grace today.


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