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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, April 3

1Peter 5:1-3

To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ's sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, watching over them--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.

One of the perks of growing older is just plain life experience. Even those of us who may not be the wisest of the wise can claim years and years of life experience, which is worth something. And when we are Christians, this experience can be even more valuable to those who are younger, and may be seeking God or may be looking for a better way. I hope that I might in some way be an example and a mentor to others. In our church family, I really do not know if I am seen in that way, or play that role at all.

Holy Lord, these words from Peter make me look more closely at my role in our church family. Do I set a good example? Help me to do a better job, Lord, and to be a mentor where and when I can. Help me to see open doors and opportunities. Amen

Becky, transforming

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