Clinging to What’s Good
welcome to today's encouragement from the Our Daily Bread devotional reading titled clinging to what good was written by Katara Patton
 when we park our car near an open field and walk across it to get to our house we almost always get some sticky cockle Burrs on our clothes especially in the fall these tiny hitchhiker is attached to clothing shoes or whatever is passing by and ride to their next destination it's Nature's Way of spreading cocklebur seeds in my local field and around the world as I try to carefully remove clinging cockleburrs I've often thought about the message that admonishes Believers in Jesus to cling to what is good and Romans 12 when we're trying to love others it can be challenging however as a holy spirit helps us hold on to what's good with all we have we can repel evil and be sincere in our love as he guides us
 cocklebur seeds don't fall off with a brush of the hand they hang on to you and when we focus on what's good keeping our mind on God's mercy compassion and commands we2 in his strength can hang on tightly to those we love he helps us they devoted to one another and love remembering to place others needs before your own yeah those cockleburrs can be challenging but they also remind me to clean to others in love and by God's power to grip tightly what is good
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from Romans chapter 12 verses 9 through 13
 love must be sincere hate what is evil cling to what is good be devoted to one another in love honor one another above yourselves never be lacking in Zeal but keep your spiritual fervor serving the lord
 be joyful in Hope patient in Affliction faithful in prayer share with the Lord's people who are in need practice hospitality
let's pray
 dear God remind us to clean with all our might to what's good to clean to Jesus we want to reflect your love to others thank you Lord It's in Jesus name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Tony Collier and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries