Gift: Fortitude (Courage) – With the gift of courage, we overcome our fear and are willing to take risk as a follower of Jesus. A person with courage is willing to stand up for what is right in the sight of God, even if it means accepting rejection, verbal abuse, or even physical harm and death.
Reading: I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the evil one. (John 17:15)
Observation: It is my understanding that God will keep us from evil, but we have to comply with the way that we are being kept from evil. No matter what issues I have with the things that I have to do to comply with God’s will, I must do them, if I am going to be kept from evil.
Personification: Generosity It is my hope that I can follow the will of God in my life, so that I can display the fruit of observing the will of God in my life and give those fruits of that observance to others that are close enough to me to see the difference.
Prayer: Lord, help me to follow your will for me in my life, so that I can be kept from evil by your grace. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit. Amen.