God has a problem. God wants to bless us, but sometimes people who are blessed lose sight of God. The net result is that people can be hurt instead of helped.
Peter and John had a great prayer. When they were threatened by the authorities, they didn’t ask for safety. Instead they asked God to help them to be bold.
God, help us to be bold and to quickly do the things you call us to do. Thank you for your mercy for us and for the Earth. We praise you. Amen.
If you’ve heard the message of Jesus to change because the kingdom of God has come near, you may find that some changes are fairly easy. Other changes are difficult. Some habits are tough to break.
James Clear gives some great advice on how to change in his book Atomic Habits.
One thing that will help is to make changes to your environment that support the change you want. Researchers have found that even stubborn addictions can disappear if one’s environment changes.
If you replace all the junk food in your house with easy-to-grab healthy snacks, it will be easier make the switch.
What are some changes you could make to your environment that would support the changes you’d like to make in your life?
God, thank you that you help us to change. Thanks that when it looks like we’re stuck, you can help us to see a way out. We praise you. Amen.