Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




God is Making Me a Man of


Constant and diligent watch over the things happening around me, so that I may make an obedient response.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Luke 2:8

God has made me a steward over my environment, entrusting me with relationships and tasks. Each of these relationships and tasks are opportunities to serve God and others, and bring glory to God. I maintain constant vigil to prevent any of these opportunities from escaping.

Mark 14:38
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

The disciples did not believe the promises of the Prophets. They sought to bring in Christ's Kingdom with the sword. I am on guard against the temptation to resort to carnal warfare, knowing that the Spirit is ready to vanquish the foes of Christ, where the flesh cannot. I am developing the habit of responding in the power of the Spirit to attacks on the Kingdom.

Hebrews 2:1
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

Because Christ has been enthroned, and angelic guardians no longer dominate human affairs, I assume the role of vice-gerent -- priest and king under Christ. I am active in restoring the image of God in others.

I show the worth of a person by giving undivided attention to his words and emotions.

2 Corinthians 10:4
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds

I recognize opportunities and dangers which others overlook.

I act quickly upon signals of danger.

I anticipate the actions of those who seek to harm us.

I visualize the consequences of subtle dangers.

I am committed to being aware of that which is taking place around me so that I can have the right responses.

This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

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