The Wilderness and Mortality – Day 3

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” ~Matthew 6:5 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Matthew%206:5&version=NIV

Today’s verse reminds us to be honest and sincere as will live out our faith in public places. Question (?) are your actions in your public life reflected in your personal and private life? God sees us at all times and longs for each of us to be in relationship with Him at all times. This is an area that I am reviewing in my own life. I want to be more intentional about my conversations and seek to represent and be respectful of God. It is easy to get involved in conversations that can lead to “gossip” or negative talk about someone, we must be mindful of what we say and how we say it as well as who we say it to. And I’m not even suggesting that the statements aren’t true, most of the time they are in fact very truthful. When we start pointing fingers, we often make ourselves seem better or more worthy and that is a falsehood for each of us every single time! “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” ~Romans 3:23 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Romans%203:23&version=NIV
We are all sinners and need God’s forgiveness, His unfailing mercy and His abundant grace. We live in a world (wilderness) filled with hate and chaos, and we are being filled with emptiness, let us all recognize these truths: We are from dust; We are sinful; and We need help. “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” ~Genesis 3:19 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Genesis%203:19&version=NIV
“All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.” ~Ecclesiastes 3:20
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Ecclesiastes%203:20&version=NIV

Breath Prayer: Jesus, teach me how to live my faith in the world today. ~Amen
~Blessings and Peace~

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