~August 5, 2020 Afternoon Devotion ~
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
~Proverbs 10:21, KJV ~
Spiritual perfection and progression is not a journey we take alone. How do we strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ? It is through those whom we align ourselves with that are faithful and righteous men of integrity, valor, and living according to the teachings of Christ. They are role models of the Kingdom of Heaven.
As we emulate men of valor, righteousness, and integrity – we are emulate Christ himself. We become humble, committed, and faithful. We become Christ-like in service toward others. We strive to be above reproach. And, it is up to us to cultivate those relationships that we desire to emulate in our own lives.
Our gift is walking with others in faithful service to God’s will and authority. Let us be mindful with whom we choose to be mentors in our lives. Trust in their judgments. Trust in their companionship and guidance. Be ready to receive direction and guidance through them who are receiving direction and guidance from Heavenly Father. As we listen carefully to those who influence us – we are willing to heed their counsel. Sometimes this may require great effort and sacrifice on our part.
~ Today’s Prayer and Meditation ~
Heavenly Father, thank you for those who are in my life that are influential in providing wise counsel and direction. As I face troubling times, let me be courageous in coming to them for counsel and comfort. To gain greater understanding and perspective. To grow and mature in faithfulness and righteousness. And, let me be an influential mentor toward those needing wise and righteous counsel and direction in their lives. In Jesus Christ, Amen.