"This is how much God loved the world: He gave His Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending His Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again." (John 3:16, 17 – The Message)
Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I know the real God, revealed through the real Jesus Christ, and I know that there is a very real world out there, full of real people with very real problems, who really need Him! They don't need the phoniness and irrelevance of dead religion; they need a real Jesus, and I will do what I can today to make Him real to my world.
Today I will not let myself become out of touch with the genuine issues that the people around me are dealing with, but I will be empathetic, touched with the feeling of their weaknesses as Jesus is.
Today I will remember that the field is the world, and I will volunteer once again to be a laborer in the ripe harvest of the earth.
Today I will be understanding and non-judgmental in my relationships, accepting people and receiving them just as they are.
Today I will be a good listener, and a safe place for the wounded to find help.
Today I will intercede for the lost, the hurting, the rejected, the disenfranchised and the broken. I will love with the agape of God and will fulfill my duties as an ambassador of Christ to my community.
Today I will speak the word of reconciliation in an effort to bring many sons to glory. I will not do or say anything that would make anyone feel alienated from God. I will be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit in this area today, and today I will live in the now!
Father, love Your world through me today. In Jesus’ name, amen.