"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."
Last weekend, I mentioned that I was going to be following along with the Internet Cafe Devotion's Living Intentionally series this year. This week, we were challenged to pray about and think through what our perspective for the year will be. In the process, we were encouraged to focus on a word that is part of that focus and a verse. The word that I chose to focus on this year is justice. While justice is not a new word for me, it is a word that God keeps putting on my plate. I feel like each day He keeps opening my eyes to different ways people experience injustice. Throughout the year last year, I also felt that God kept putting verses that showed His passion for justice in front of me. I have to admit that when I chose this word, I hadn't put a lot of prayer into it because after this last year it was right in front of me.
This is a challenging word because I feel like there is a lot of responsibility with this word. If I say this is my focus this year, then I have to act on it. Justice isn't a word to be talked about; it is a word that requires action. So, really my prayer isn't what word to focus on....my prayer is what does God want me to do with justice? This is what I feel God wants for me.
What is your perspective this year?
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