Here are several daily devotionals you can use.

Here are several daily devotionals you can use.

•Actions speak louder than words. Have you come under attack because of your faith in Jesus Christ? Did anyone come to your aid? We are called to do this for one another because there is strength in numbers.

We should advocate for those with changed hearts who seek reconciliation and restoration. Vouch for them. Stand up for them. They will then do the same in turn.

•Avoid temptation. Some people can convince others to break rules, purchase an unneeded or too-expensive item, or do something otherwise wrong.

These people can sweet-talk their way into your mind, but remember: Temptation worms its way in, slowly but surely, with great-sounding promises. At even greater cost.

•Love your enemies. Some people find pleasure in making others miserable. Unfortunately, if you point this out, or even try to correct it, this person could focus on you.

But remember what Jesus said: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven.”

This isn't easy to do, but it's very rewarding in the long run.

•Learn to forgive. With bitterness in your soul, you can never be happy. Think about sucking on a lemon. Does it make your mouth water and your face pucker? (Mine does every time I sip lemonade.)

This bitter experience, especially the puckered face, is what happens to your soul when you cling to the past. Bitterness robs your soul of happiness and joy.

So let it go. Give it over to God and allow your spirit to soar with the eagles.

The Rev. Mark Broadhead is Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview’s pastor.