AM: September 1, 2019
Man, it just seems wrong to type out the word September… Fun facts about September: The Ancient Romans believed the god of fire, Vulcan (aka, Hephaestus in Greek), was in charge of the month, so they expected volcanoes to erupt and earthquakes. The birth stone for September is sapphire, which stands for loyalty, peacefulness, and clarity (clear) thought.
Clarity of thought is something to be praying for regularly. Clarity means you understand what to do. As you’re growing up, you have to make more decisions, and you have more responsibility. You have to figure out how to handle situations like if someone is getting picked on at school, or if someone on your team uses really bad language.
Clarity is something dear to God’s heart–it is written about many times in the Bible. If you look it up, there are lots of great verses about clear thoughts and wisdom.
Do any of you need wisdom? Ask God for it. He is generous and enjoys giving to everyone. So he will give you wisdom.James 1:5 (ERV)
This is my prayer for you:Philippians 1:9-10 (ERV)
that your love will grow more and more; that you will have knowledge and understanding with your love; 10 that you will see the difference between what is important and what is not and choose what is important;
Dear Lord, give me clarity and wisdom. There are a lot of times that I don’t know how to handle situations, Lord, please be near me and help me to do and say the right thing. Amen.