Day 140 May 20 2 Corinthians 2:15

2 Corinthians 2:14-15In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, he brings knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma redolent with life.God’s perspective is quite different from my own perspective. He looks at things from an eternal viewpoint where I can only see the immediate crises, concerns, worries, points of survival. He sees the opportunities to touch a person’s heart. I see interruptions.Lord, forgive me for not setting aside my agenda when your opportunities appear. Help me to be led by you from place to place and let there be a perpetual victory parade.I want to be used by you to bring the knowledge of Christ to those around me. Let others be able to breathe in the exquisite fragrance of Christ when they are around me. Let it be life and hope to them.Calm my spirit. There are deadlines. There are things hovering on the horizon. I will take your hand as you guide me from place to place. Everything will fall as they are supposed to and in the order they need to fall. I will trust in you to complete what I need to complete today.Fill me with your gentleness, your kindness and your peace today. Let me be permeated with your joy, your strength and your courage today. You are my God. You are my hiding place. Hold me close as I walk through this day.

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