Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you out to preach the Good News, and you did not have money, a traveler’s bag, or extra clothing, did you lack anything?” “No,” they replied. “But now,” he said, “take your money and a traveler’s bag. And if you don’t have a sword, sell your clothes and buy one! (Luke 22:35-36 NLT)
Prayer: LORD, it is easy to expect that the way things have been is the way they will be or that the way I have done things in the past is the way I will do them in the future. Help me understand and follow Your instructions for now–whether it is how I have done things before. Increase my faith and give me grace, courage, and wisdom to understand and accept what has changed and seek to find Your place for me in it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.