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"But I do not count my life of any value to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the good news of God’s grace." Acts 20:24 (NRSV)

Monday Meditation

Carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the requirements of the law of Christ [that is, the law of Christian love]. Gal 6:2 (Amp.) Having compassion for others is necessary to display Christlike love in our life. We are not called to fix everyone’s problems, but we are called to support each other along the journey. We can all go further if we help each other along the way. If you see someone in need, offer assistance. When someone is down, be a source of encouragement. Be a friend, extend generosity with your time and resources. If you witness someone going in the wrong direction, without judgement or piousness, gently advise them to return back to the right path. Intercede for those who are going through difficult times, but also be willing to lend a helping hand. It is God’s will that we genuinely seek opportunities to strengthen one another. As we meditate on the verse of the week, be honest with yourself and others when you need help and find ways to support others. Allow God to use you to be a blessing to others, as He uses others to bless you. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. 1 John 5:4 (NLT) If there is any area in our life where we struggle, our love for Christ directs us in the way of the Lord. As the Lord draws you closer to Him, you are led away from the snares of the enemy. As a result, the enemy is defeated and God’s plan for your life is fulfilled. Our faith in God gives us victory over the luring desires of the world. As we meditate on the verse of the week, be encouraged to stand firm in your faith when you are under attack from within and without. Our faith in God sanctifies our heart, purifies our mind, and gives us strength for the journey. It helps us to conquer the enemy and overcome all his plans. Remember, you’re not defenseless. Walk by faith, put on the whole armor of God and live triumphantly. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors. Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your steadfast love. Psalm 31:13-16 (NRSV) Be encouraged, God has you and every situation that concerns you in the palm of His hand. Always remember, your times are in God’s hands and God’s alone. When you are going through difficult times of any sort, continue to trust in God. When your foes plot against you or attack you, overtly or covertly, God is fighting on your behalf. He is faithful to keep you in the midst of the storm, fight your battles and rescue you from the snares of your enemies. As we meditate on the verse of the week, find peace in knowing that God loves you and His never ending flow of compassion and love will keep you. He loves you so much, that He hears your prayers and is faithful to answer you when you call. While you wait on God to deliver you, continue to trust and depend on Him. Take your focus off your adversaries and center your heart and mind on the Lord, with an expectation that He will move on your behalf. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

Total Surrender

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalms 139:23-24 (NRSV) When we totally surrender to God we will desire to be in complete alignment with Him. God is all knowing, but it is a sign of humility when you ask God to examine you and lead you away from all activities and thoughts that are not like Him. While we have free will, it pleases God when our will is bent towards Him. As we meditate on the verse of the week, consider asking God to search you and identify everything in your life that is not like Him and follow Him towards the path of righteousness. Give Him your heart, not just with words, but your actions. If your heart is sincerely devoted to God, your demeanor will reflect Him. We are all a work in progress, so keep your heart open and vulnerable to the steering of God. Stay the course and remain in Him. There is no better place to be than in the will of God. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (NRSV) For all those who feel unloved, be encouraged God loves you dearly. If anyone is confused as to what love looks like, find awe in the way God loves you and others. For anyone who feels unworthy of God’s love, find comfort in knowing God loves you just as you are. His unconditional love for us is not determined by our actions, but rather the action of Christ dying on the cross. As we reminisce on what God did to prove his love for us, consider how you can display your love for him. Once you’ve discovered the many ways to show your appreciation for God’s love, be intentional and consistent in living it out. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. Psalm 37:23-24 (NLT) As we go through life there will be times when we are not clear on what to do next. Find comfort in knowing, God has a plan and a specific path for you to travel. As you search for answers and clarity, consider following the path God has laid before you. It may take you out of your comfort zone, go anyway. It may lead you through uncharted waters, step out on faith. Not everyone will support you, let God be your reinforcement. You may think you are not prepared, believe that God has equipped you. As you meditate on the verse of the week, ask yourself if you are truly moving forward on the path God has ordained for you or have you gone rogue? Seek God’s face to help you get in alignment with His will for your life. Be willing to go wherever He leads you. Don’t worry about failing, because if you should stumble along the way, He will not let you fall. Follow God’s lead, He will not steer you wrong. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. Luke 6:35 (NLT) Today’s passage challenges us to love our enemies not just with our words, but also with our actions. It is easy to be kind to those who are kind to you, the real challenge is to extend that same sincerity to a foe. When you forgive it frees you from the bondage of bitterness. Don’t let your enemies provoke you into producing ungodly character in your life. Walk in victory by showing your enemies love, knowing that God will take care of you and them. This week identify those individuals who have shown hatred or have been hostile towards you. Pray for them and show them love. Allow God to love them through you. Don’t look for them to return the favor, rather wait on God’s reward. His reward is worth the wait. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.” Col. 2:8 (NIV) In this text, Paul encourages the church in Colossae to remain rooted in their faith and not be led astray. In life there will always be different beliefs and practices that will attempt to entice you to participate in rituals and activities that are not rooted in God. We must be firmly established in Him, and not get entangled with anything that is not inspired by the God that we serve. As believers we must be extremely careful of what we choose to entertain. Before you indulge in anything ask yourself, is it rooted in God and established on the foundation of His principles? Keep your faith fixed on the Lord, not what’s popular at the time. Go to God for your source of peace, joy, and all that you need. As we meditate on the verse of the week, let us incorporate practices in our lives that are anchored in God. Pray regularly, meditate on the word of God and soak in His presence. Seek His face with your whole heart and abide in Him. He is Jehovah Jireh, our provider. He created you and He will sustain you. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

As you rise today, submit to God this morning. Seek His kindness and goodness in every aspect of your life. There may be many things that you want, but desire God first with all your heart, mind and soul. Remember no matter what you face, God will be your strength and power. He will be your comforter and bring you peace. If you are experiencing anguish or distress, God will deliver you. Lay your burdens before the Lord, He cares for you. He will be your refuge in the time of trouble. As we meditate on the verse of the week, move forward with confidence that God walks with you and you are not alone. You got this, because He has you. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon