Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12 NKJV)
Dear Holy Spirit, While I may not be considered “youth” as Paul referred to Timothy in this verse, the wisdom still applies. We are called to be an example to others in word, conduct, love, spirit, faith, and purity. But we are sinful, broken people. Only through You and Your fruit can we be the example we are called to be. So, Holy Spirit, please help me. Help us. Help all of us who call on You to be examples of Jesus’ light to this dark world. Please help us fight back our own sinful natures and represent You well. Not that we are ever perfect, but that we can show the transformative power of Your hand in our lives. Just as we have examples of lives lived for You in Scripture, let us be an example of a life lived for You in our own respective corners of the world. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.