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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for November 9, 2018

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FRIDAY, November 9

Psalm 69:6-7 O God, you know my foolishness, and my faults are not hidden from you. Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, Lord God of hosts; let not those who seek you be disgraced because of me, O God of Israel.

What do I do when confronted with something I don’t understand? Do I flee or fight? Do I acquiesce or seek out understanding? Fleeing or fighting is easier than considering my other options. They require nothing of me other than to operate out of some primal urge.

Seeking wisdom is the harder path. Whether I acquiesce in the mystery of something greater than myself or seek meaning in that mystery, I am making a conscious decision rather than giving into an urge. In choosing to seek and serve Christ in the world around me, I am allowing the Holy Spirit to help turn my will into action, as I work out my salvation in fear and trembling.

MOVING FORWARD: Is flight or fight your usual set of options for sticky situations? How will you work toward adding a new set of options for difficult moments?

PRAY for the Diocese of Kajiado (Kenya)

Ps 69:1-23(24-30)31-8 * 73 | Ecclesiasticus 50:1, 11-24 | Revelation 17:1-18 |
Luke 13:31-35

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