Day 5: Consideration

 

consideration: continuous and careful thought

: thoughtful and sympathetic regard

: esteem, regard

PRAY: I know, Lord God, the difference it makes to be a person who serves you. I know you give consideration to those who honor you, those who choose the right thing. I pray that your people in America would choose you through this election, and that you would pour out your consideration and kindness on us in response. I pray also that you would lead my heart in giving careful consideration to the votes I cast in the coming days.

Malachi 3:16-18

“Then those whose lives honored God got together and talked it over. God saw what they were doing and listened in. A book was opened in God’s presence and minutes were taken of the meeting, with the names of the God-fearers written down, all the names of those who honored God’s name. God-of-the-Angel-Armies said, ‘They’re mine, all mine. They’ll get special treatment when I go into action. I treat them with the same consideration and kindness that parents give the child who honors them. Once more you’ll see the difference it makes between being a person who does the right thing and one who doesn’t, between serving God and not serving him.’”

Author: Dr. Mary Ellen Schoonover

Well loved! I have been blessed all my life to be surrounded by family and friends that nurtured, supported and loved me into the person that I have become. That love has sustained me throughout whatever circumstance I have found in life. It is the greatest gift that one can give and the essential ingredient to living life with no regrets. I reached this conclusion while lying in a hospital bed on life support for 70 days. Under those circumstances I dealt with the essential ingredients of my life. What was important? Why was I alive? What did my life mean?

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