Scripture Readings: Proverbs 4:1-9, Ecclesiastes 1-2,
I Timothy 3
Reflection Verses: I Timothy 3:1-2
Prayer: Lord God, the life style of a person who desires to be a leader in the church is to be one of godly character and above reproach. The issue is this – does the life style match the aspiration? My desire, Lord, is to serve You in any capacity that You would have me serve. I do, however, desire to be one who is able to lead Your people. May my life style match that desire in Jesus name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Proverbs 4:10-17, Ecclesiastes 3-5,
I Timothy 4
Reflection Verse: I Timothy 4:12
Prayer: Father God, anyone can talk a good game, but actually performing well is far more difficult. As I follow Christ it is not enough for me to talk about faith, I must live my faith. As I instruct others in the faith, there must be evidences of it for them to see and follow also. This is what I am to do: hear Your word, follow it, and instruct others in it. By doing this I will live my faith in such a way that those who follow my example will help others in their faith walk with You also. I gladly do this as one of Your kids in Jesus name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Proverbs 4:18-27, Ecclesiastes 6-7,
I Timothy 5
Reflection Verse: I Timothy 5:19
Prayer: Lord, Paul instructs Timothy not to take seriously unfounded words of gossip, innuendoes, or misunderstandings as a serious charge against a church leader. Instead, Paul tells him to investigate serious charges based on facts and credible witnesses. Leaders are placed in the church by You, Lord, to lead. Because of this it is not the role of those in church congregations to seek to discredit or remove a leader over something they don’t like, disagree with or have drummed up. May I live my life as a leader to glorify You, Lord. May I not be a part of any act of removal or correction of a leader without serious investigated verified collaboration and then only towards Godly restoration in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Proverbs 5:1-6, Ecclesiastes 8-10, I Timothy 6
Reflection Verses: I Timothy 6:20-21
Prayer: Lord, our faith in Jesus Christ is truth, not worldly knowledge. Worldly knowledge leads to empty chatter and to opposing faith arguments leading people astray from their faith, Truth leads to You, the true God, and belief in You. Nothing else is needed. Help me guard what You have entrusted to me, Lord. Help me to stay true to You and be firmed up and matured in my faith in Jesus. Amen.
About The Author
Rev. Dr. Allen Tyndall is an ordained EA pastor. Allen serves as a Regional and Executive Director of Pastor Care, is Dean of Mount Carmel Academy – Lexington, and has served as pastor of local congregations in Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina. Allen is the author of the book, My Prayer With You Today. He and his wife have four grown children and 10 grandchildren.
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