Daily Reflection
November 6th, 2000
Steve Kline
Public Relations
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Philippians 2:1-4
Psalms 131:1-3
Luke 14:12-14

"I have stilled and quieted my soul like a weaned child, like a weaned child on its mother's lap . . ."

This morning, I pray that God will help me to be His/Her child.  Let me say, from the heart, "Lord I love you."

Lord, allow me the peace of childlike trust.  Carry me through the day.

Protect me from my own petty agenda and open my heart.  Send me out today to practice kindness, service, love.  Let my own children see nothing today but the father who loves them so deeply he would die for them without giving it a second thought.  Let my wife feel nothing from me but strong, rooted, tested and tempered love.

Help me to understand that housekeeping, to-do lists and all the other daily bothers and routines are just so much wind and noise after we've agreed that we love each other.

Incite my heart to a passionate embrace of all people you place in my path today, especially those I might fear or dislike.

Help me find a way to reflect your perfect love in a brutal world.  Feed my hope in the midst of pain.  Unburden me of ambition and jealousy.  Fill me with desire for your kingdom.

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