Friday, August 5, 2011

Morning Prayer Guide - Friday

Read: Matthew 16:1-4 and Psalm 85:8-13

Jesus simply has no patience for Pharisees! The bad part is that we have nearly as many Pharisees in our churches today as he did back then.

We get locked into our own ways of doing things, forgetting that God’s ways are higher than ours. Forgetting that change happens and we don’t get to vote on it. Forgetting that discipleship is dynamic, not static. We miss the signs of the times because we’re too busy buzzing around with our own things that we fail to see what God is plainly doing around us. And then we get self-righteous about it, as though God should cater to what we want, rather than the other way around.

What “signs of the times” might you be missing? Are you a Pharisee? Do you spend more time worrying about the petty details or in following Jesus? Take some time to pray about this. Write your own prayer.

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