Thought for the day

Take this thought with you today to remind you that God is with you in all you do. His love can shine through your actions this day.  

Matthew 5: 24 Today, choose a psalm, a song or a poem from the bible and let it inspire you. Reflect on how one word describes who you need to be at this time.
First be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.  Matthew 5: 24. Image:  a brother and sister walking together
Esther 4: 17 Today, try to reach out to someone who is struggling with a burden.
Turn our mourning into gladness and our sorrows into wholeness.    Esther 4: 17. Image: a woman sitting on a hillside looking at mountains
Jonah 3: 10 Today, find one way to be involved politically, either by reading about a social issue, participating in a political event, or bringing your politics into a conversation at home or at work.
When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind. Jonah 3: 10. Image: people walking down the hill.
Matthew 6: 12 Today, try to find a way to create a moment of silence and contemplation for yourself or another person.
Text: Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts,  as we also have forgiven our debtors.  Matthew 6: 12  Image: a hand holding a piece of wheat.
Matthew 25: 40 Today, can you find a small way to treat a friend or family member so they felt as though they were royalty?
Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.  Matthew 25: 40. Image: a group of young boys on a path in sunlight
Luke 4: 4 Today, as you read or listen to the Word of God try and listen too to the thoughts and feelings which come to mind as you read. Are they being raised by the Good Spirit or the Bad Spirit?
One does not live by bread alone. Luke 4: 4 Image: loaves of bread
Luke 5: 32 How can I be aware today of God’s mercy to myself and to others?
A priest with a purple stole blessing a man. Text: I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners. Luke 5: 32
Matthew 9: 15 Think about ways to bring the good news that the Bridegroom brings to those you meet today. Perhaps find a way to share your food by donating to a food bank, inviting someone to a meal or in some other way.
Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them?  Matthew 9: 15 Image: a wedding reception table with a wedding favour saying Groom
Deuteronomy 30: 19 Remember to give thanks to God this day, and remember to thank those you meet for the things they do for you, whether at work, at home or in a café or supermarket.
Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God   Deuteronomy 30: 19. Image: flowers, with lake and mountains in distance
Joel 2: 12 Today you might like to recommit yourself to build time for prayer into our day.
A woman sitting on some sand. Text: Return to me with your whole heart  Joel 2: 12
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