Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Daily Lectionary for WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019

The Magnificat: Mary’s song of Praise
Luke 1:46b-55

The Daily Lectionary
WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019
(Revised Common Lectionary Year C)

Psalm 124
Thanksgiving for Israel’s Deliverance
A Song of Ascents. Of David.
1  If it had not been the Lord who was on our side
     —let Israel now say—
2  if it had not been the Lord who was on our side,
     when our enemies attacked us,
3  then they would have swallowed us up alive,
     when their anger was kindled against us;
4  then the flood would have swept us away,
     the torrent would have gone over us;
5  then over us would have gone
     the raging waters.

6  Blessed be the Lord,
     who has not given us
     as prey to their teeth.
7  We have escaped like a bird
     from the snare of the fowlers;
   the snare is broken,
     and we have escaped.

8  Our help is in the name of the Lord,
     who made heaven and earth.

Daniel 1:1-21
Four Young Israelites at the Babylonian Court
1:1 In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 The Lord let King Jehoiakim of Judah fall into his power, as well as some of the vessels of the house of God. These he brought to the land of Shinar, and placed the vessels in the treasury of his gods.

3 Then the king commanded his palace master Ashpenaz to bring some of the Israelites of the royal family and of the nobility, 4 young men without physical defect and handsome, versed in every branch of wisdom, endowed with knowledge and insight, and competent to serve in the king’s palace; they were to be taught the literature and language of the Chaldeans. 5 The king assigned them a daily portion of the royal rations of food and wine. They were to be educated for three years, so that at the end of that time they could be stationed in the king’s court. 6 Among them were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, from the tribe of Judah. 7 The palace master gave them other names: Daniel he called Belteshazzar, Hananiah he called Shadrach, Mishael he called Meshach, and Azariah he called Abednego.

8 But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the royal rations of food and wine; so he asked the palace master to allow him not to defile himself. 9 Now God allowed Daniel to receive favor and compassion from the palace master. 10 The palace master said to Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king; he has appointed your food and your drink. If he should see you in poorer condition than the other young men of your own age, you would endanger my head with the king.” 11 Then Daniel asked the guard whom the palace master had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: 12 “Please test your servants for ten days. Let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 You can then compare our appearance with the appearance of the young men who eat the royal rations, and deal with your servants according to what you observe.” 14 So he agreed to this proposal and tested them for ten days. 15 At the end of ten days it was observed that they appeared better and fatter than all the young men who had been eating the royal rations. 16 So the guard continued to withdraw their royal rations and the wine they were to drink, and gave them vegetables. 17 To these four young men God gave knowledge and skill in every aspect of literature and wisdom; Daniel also had insight into all visions and dreams.

18 At the end of the time that the king had set for them to be brought in, the palace master brought them into the presence of Nebuchadnezzar, 19 and the king spoke with them. And among them all, no one was found to compare with Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they were stationed in the king’s court. 20 In every matter of wisdom and understanding concerning which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom. 21 And Daniel continued there until the first year of King Cyrus.

Luke 1:46b-55
Mary’s Song of Praise
1:46b “My soul magnifies the Lord,
47   and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
     Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
     and holy is his name.
50 His mercy is for those who fear him
     from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
     he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
     and lifted up the lowly;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
     and sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
     in remembrance of his mercy,
55 according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
     to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”

Optional parts of the readings are set off in [square brackets.]

The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.

The Daily Lectionary is a three year cyclical lectionary. We are currently in Year C. Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent in 2019, we will be in Year A. The year which ended at Advent 2018 was Year B. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect and digest on what they heard in worship. Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts. www.commontexts.org
The Magnificat: Mary’s song of Praise

The Morning Prayer for WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019

Wednesday morning prayer

Lord on this day of the week I recall the strength of the Trinity in my life. Thank you for the strands that hold me safe in the Father, that bring redemption and grace in the Son, and freedom and hope through the Holy Spirit. Thank you for this cord of strength. May I celebrate with the Three that encircle my life! And this day may I give out the love of the Father, the grace of the Son and the freedom of the Holy Spirit in all I do. Amen.




May Wednesday be a dwelling day,
Curled up on Abba's knee.
Following in the path of Christ,
With His Spirit I'm set free.
Let Wednesday always prompt my heart
To travel home to nest.
To feel the blessings of my faith
To know Your peace and rest.

Prayer for safety and protection



May the three enfold you
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Hold you safe and hold you strong

May the three encompass you
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Encircle your life each day and night

May the three protect you
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Guard your door and keep each gate

May the three watch over you
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Still your heart and calm all fear

Verse of the Day WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019

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Ephesians 5:25-26 (NIV) Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word.

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Un dia a la Vez - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

https://www.biblegateway.com/devotionals/un-dia-vez/2019/06/19

Sencillez de la vida (cuarta parte)

Dios se opone a los orgullosos, pero da gracia a los humildes.
~ Santiago 4:6 (NVI)

En esta semana estamos aprendiendo lo importante que es ser humildes y sencillos. En otras palabras, que nos deseen y admiren. Hemos sostenido estas enseñanzas con apartes del Manual de Instrucciones para llevar todo bajo lo que Dios quiere que seamos tú y yo.

De modo que no podría cerrar esta semana sin dejar de recordar algo que muchos conocemos y que para otros quizá hoy sea la primera vez que lo lean: «Todo el que a sí mismo se enaltece será humillado, y el que se humilla será enaltecido» (Lucas 14:11).

Si Dios lo dice, lo creo. Además, si alguien te puede decir cómo a base de golpes he madurado desde el punto de vista espiritual, esa soy yo.

Dios lo dice con claridad. Si eres humilde, Él te levantará y te pondrá en grandes posiciones, pero si te exaltas mucho (eres creído o engreído), te humillarán y avergonzarán. Así que este principio de vida es mejor tomarlo como una fuerte sugerencia de nuestro Dios.

Si queremos lograr muchas cosas, triunfar y salir adelante, de seguro que debemos pedirle a Dios que no ayude a ser humildes de corazón. Conocemos en el camino muchos que suben como palmas, pero bajan como cocos. Y esos golpes son muy duros. A veces, a las personas humilladas les resulta muy difícil sobreponerse. Por eso no hay nada mejor que vivir una vida bendecida con la sencillez.

Un Día a la Vez Copyright © by Claudia Pinzón
En esta semana estamos aprendiendo lo importante que es ser humildes y sencillos. En otras palabras, que nos deseen y admiren. Hemos sostenido estas enseñanzas con apartes del Manual de Instrucciones para llevar todo bajo lo que Dios quiere que seamos tú y yo.

Standing Strong Through the Storm - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

https://www.biblegateway.com/devotionals/standing-strong-through-the-storm/2019/06/19
PROJECT PEARL

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.”

One hundred-foot-long tugboat Michael lumbered along at the sleepy speed of three knots. It towed the semi-submersible barge, Gabriella, loaded with the million Chinese Bibles in 232 waterproof wrapped one-ton packages. By 9 p.m. on that historic night of June 18, 1981, Michael and its crew of twenty men weaved through a maze of anchored Chinese navy ships in the darkness near the port city of Shantou, southern China. Thousands of local Christians waited patiently in the darkness on the appointed beach.

The off-loaded floating packages were towed to shore by small rubber boats. Chinese believers came out in the water—some up to their neck. They pulled the blocks up onto the beach and cut them open with shears, handing the 45-pound cardboard boxes of Bibles to one another up the sand to the tree-line.

Two hours later, Michael and Gabriella and the crew left the scene with one million Bibles in the care of Chinese believers. They promised to circulate them across the entire country. In some cases, that process took as much as five years and many Chinese Christians paid dearly for it.

Over the past 30 years, Open Doors has received documented story after story—often from unusual places and situations—of the impact of those Bibles on the fast growing church in China. Project Pearl Bibles have been seen in virtually every province of the country.

A former colleague of mine from Singapore continues to minister in China. In the late 1990s, he met a large house church network of Christians in central China who still had no contact at all with foreigners from outside the country. They testified that it was the receiving of many Project Pearl Bibles that encouraged them and motivated them to share the gospel widely and thus grow to their current significant numbers.

One of those pocket-sized Bibles was received by a young Christian who had been praying for a Bible of his own for three years. After reading it through three times in three weeks, he felt God calling him to become one of the many itinerant evangelists preaching in China’s countryside. After fifteen years of ministry, he pastored a network of house churches that grew to over 400,000 members. His network of churches continues to need more than 20,000 Bibles a month just for new believers.

RESPONSE: I will appreciate the several Bibles I have and commit myself to learning and living from it.

PRAYER: Pray for Christians today in a variety of situations who are still waiting for their first copy of God’s Word.

Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

Girlfriends in God - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

https://www.biblegateway.com/devotionals/girlfriends-in-god/2019/06/19

That Little Sneaky Path to a Bad Place

Today’s Truth

He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
~ Psalm 23:3 (NKJV)

Friend to Friend

One Sunday my pastor had to do some housekeepin’ fussin’ at our congregation before he started his sermon. It was a “visitors, close your ears” moment as Jimmy interrupted the service for an important message from our neighbors.

See, right beside our church property is a city park. On Sundays, when our parking lot is full, we tend to use the city park lot for our overflow parking. The only problem is that the folks going to the city park don’t like the fact that those daggum CHURCH people are taking their parking spaces.

It is not nice of us. Really. I’m sorry. I’ve done it, too.

And while our sweet pastor calmly asked the congregation, once again, to STOP PARKING IN THE CITY PARK PARKING LOT (he didn’t yell, but I bet he wanted to), folks still do it. As soon as Jimmy finished his announcement and began his sermon, God had a sermon just for me. He wasn’t finished with me and the forbidden parking lot issue. That’s what happens when you make a path or keep a path open, He seemed to say, “You’re going to walk down it eventually.”

See, while we have been warned, scolded, and pleaded with not to park next door, there is this nice little path through the bushes from the city park’s parking lot to our church’s parking lot. The bushes are trimmed on both sides, cobblestones are succinctly placed, and a nice little bit of concrete forms a gently curving sidewalk. Someone keeps the bushes clipped and the grass maintained. The breezeway almost beckons us (me) to break the rules.

Now let’s go down a different path. Let’s call the path sin. Let’s say that you have decided that once and for all you are not going to park yourself in the parking lot of a particular sin.
  • You’re not going to stop by Dunkin’ Donuts and eat a dozen chocolate-covereds in one sitting. You’re not even driving by.
  • You are not going to sleep with that boyfriend…ever again!
  • You’re not going to date that guy you know is bad for you…ever again.
  • You’re not going to look at that particular website.
  • You’re not going to flirt with the married guy in the next cubicle.
  • You’re not going to gossip about other people.
  • You are not going to drink because you know you have an alcohol problem.
  • You are not going to indulge in online shopping because you’re in debt.
  • You’re not going to _______________.
There are hundreds of vices you could put in that sentence. But then there’s a nicely groomed little path that you’ve kept open…just in case. You wouldn’t call it “just in case.” You wouldn’t say it out loud.
  • The guy’s name is still in your contacts list on your smartphone.
  • You still think about what that guy in the next cubicle would like when you get dressed for work in the morning.
  • You still pull up that website when you think God isn’t looking.
  • You still pull up a chair when someone begins to gossip.
  • You still take the route home from work that goes right by the Dunkin’ Donuts store.
  • You keep a bottle in the cabinet…just for company.
The paths beckon you. And as long as you keep the breezeways open, you’ll probably breeze right through them…eventually.

The answer? Remove the path. Put up a gateless fence.
  • Remove the contact.
  • Change your job.
  • Get rid of your computer.
  • Get an accountability partner.
  • Take a different route home from work.
  • Remove the bottle.
  • Unsubscribe.
Make the path to temptation impassable, implausible, and impossible to take, and put up a gateless fence instead.

Jesus said, “If your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out” (Matthew 5:29 NKJV). That is pretty dramatic. I’m not telling you to pluck out your eye, and I’m not sure that’s what Jesus was saying either. But He was telling us to remove the cause of the temptation.

Remove the path. Put up a fence.

So here’s my question: Do you need to put up a fence where you now have a path?

Let’s Pray

Heavenly Father, thank You for always giving me a way of escape. Forgive me for not always taking it. Help me to keep my resolve to put up a fence and close the paths to areas of my life that I have left open to sin.
In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn

I’m erecting a fence the moment I press the send button on this devotion. Because now that I’ve told you about my little parking lot dilemma, I will never park in the city park’s lot again. Just telling you about it holds me accountable.

And maybe, just maybe, I’ve hit on a way for you to begin placing fences where those paths have been…tell someone, and ask her to hold you accountable.

Go back and look at today’s truth. What do you think it means “for His name’s sake?”

I’ve been pondering that. Here’s how the New Living Version translates it. “He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.”

Are you willing to honor God’s name today by putting up a fence and avoiding that tempting path? If so, click over to my Facebook page and say, “I’m shutting down the path.”

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One Sunday my pastor had to do some housekeepin’ fussin’ at our congregation before he started his sermon. It was a “visitors, close your ears” moment as Jimmy interrupted the service for an important message from our neighbors.

LHM Daily Devotions - Grown Up

https://www.lhm.org/dailydevotions/default.asp?date=20190619

"Grown Up"

Jun. 19, 2019

Now before faith came, we were held captive under the Law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. ... I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of woman, born under the Law, to redeem those who were under the Law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

When you were little, did you ever imagine what it would be like to be finally, truly, grown up? You would have no curfew and no bedtime. You would be able to eat candy for breakfast if you wanted; you wouldn't have to visit a dentist against your will. Nobody could tell you, "Do your homework before you play!" If you wanted to stay up all night watching movies, you could—and no one could tell you that you weren't old enough to watch some of them.

Of course, now that you are an adult, you know the awful truth. You impose your own bedtime because you know that if you don't, you'll be a wreck in the morning; the all-night movie marathon doesn't happen when you've got work the next day. You skip the candy breakfast and visit the dentist, not because Mom says so, but because you know the pain of a root canal (and even more, the bill that comes with it!). You eat that broccoli willingly, if not always happily. The desire to stay healthy drives you.

But it isn't all bad, being an adult. Some of what you dreamed of is just as good as you hoped. You can probably drive; you are free to choose your own clothes, your own hairstyle, your own vacation destinations. You have obligations to meet—things you do for your spouse, your children, your friends, your work—but these tend to be obligations you took on willingly, and you can see the fruit of your labor. More and more, you are self-driven. What is inside you drives you to do good—not the external forces of parents, teachers, and babysitters.

And this, Paul says, is what it's like to be Christian believers. Once upon a time we were under the Law, governed from outside by the Commandments. We did good because we were afraid of what would happen if we did not. We were under duress, like slaves or young children. But now we do good for a different reason—because Christ Himself is living in us, living out His life through our daily choices and actions. We are self-driven—or rather, Christ-driven. We do freely all the good things that we once had to be compelled to do.

We know that because Jesus suffered and died for us, we are set free from the weight of our sin and guilt. Because He rose from the dead, we are set free from the fear of death and everlasting punishment. Now we live in the glorious freedom of the children of God. To put it bluntly, we don't do good because "we have to," but because God's Holy Spirit in us makes it happen—shaping us more and more into the image of Jesus our Savior and older Brother. A family resemblance is starting to show between Him and us. And with that comes love—love, and thankfulness, to the One who loved us so much that He gave Himself for us, that we might become His own.

THE PRAYER: Dear Father, thank You for setting me free from the Law and giving me the freedom that comes from being in Your Son Jesus. Amen.

Reflection Questions:
  • Do you long for the days of your youth when life may have been simpler, less demanding?
  • How does Christ's life, death, and resurrection satisfy the demands of God's Law for us?
  • How can being mature in Christ differ from person to person? Does it have anything to do with age?

This Daily Devotion was written by Dr. Kari Vo. Use these devotions in your newsletter and bulletin! Used by permission; all rights reserved by the Int'l LLL (LHM).
Do you long for the days of your youth when life may have been simpler, less demanding?

Devocional de la CPTLN del 19 de Junio de 2019 - Adulto


ALIMENTO DIARIO

Adulto

19 de Junio de 2019

Pero antes de que viniera la fe, estábamos confinados bajo la ley, encerrados para aquella fe que iba a ser revelada...Pero cuando se cumplió el tiempo señalado, Dios envió a su Hijo, que nació de una mujer y sujeto a la ley, para que redimiera a los que estaban sujetos a la ley, a fin de que recibiéramos la adopción de hijos. Y por cuanto ustedes son hijos, Dios envió a sus corazones el Espíritu de su Hijo, el cual clama: «¡Abba, Padre!» Así que ya no eres esclavo, sino hijo; y si eres hijo, también eres heredero de Dios por medio de Cristo"

¿Alguna vez, cuando eras pequeño, imaginaste lo que sería ser adulto? No tendrías que acostarte a cierta hora, o hasta podrías quedarte despierto toda la noche viendo películas; podrías comer dulces para el desayuno; no tendrías que ir al dentista en contra de tu voluntad; nadie podría decirte: "¡haz tu tarea antes de jugar!".

Por supuesto que, ahora que eres un adulto, sabes que la realidad es muy distinta. Impones tu propia hora de dormir porque si no lo haces, estarás destrozado por la mañana; no hay maratón de películas que dure toda la noche cuando tienes trabajo al día siguiente. No comes dulces en el desayuno y visitas al dentista, pero no porque mamá lo diga, sino porque sabes el dolor de una endodoncia (¡y aún más, la factura que viene con eso!) y comes brócoli voluntariamente, impulsado por el deseo de mantenerte saludable.

Pero no todo es malo. Algo con lo que soñabas es tan bueno como esperabas. Probablemente puedes conducir; eres libre de elegir tu propia ropa, tu propio peinado, tus propios destinos de vacaciones. Tienes obligaciones (cosas que haces por tu cónyuge, tus hijos, tus amigos, tu trabajo), pero tienden a ser obligaciones que asumiste voluntariamente y puedes ver el fruto de tu trabajo. Cada vez más, tienes tu propia iniciativa. Lo que te impulsa a hacer el bien no son fuerzas externas como tus padres, maestros y niñeras, sino tú mismo.

Y esto, dice Pablo, es lo que es ser hijo de Dios. Érase una vez que estábamos bajo la Ley, gobernada desde afuera por los Mandamientos. Nos portábamos bien porque temíamos las consecuencias de no hacerlo. Estábamos bajo coacción, como esclavos o niños pequeños. Pero ahora hacemos el bien por una razón diferente: porque Cristo vive en nosotros y se muestra en nuestras elecciones y acciones diarias. Somos impulsados por nosotros mismos o, mejor dicho, impulsados por Cristo. Hacemos libremente todas las cosas buenas que una vez tenían que obligarnos a hacer.

Sabemos que gracias a que Jesús sufrió y murió por nosotros, hemos sido liberados del peso de nuestro pecado y culpa. Gracias a que Él resucitó de entre los muertos, hemos sido liberados del temor a la muerte y al castigo eterno. Ahora vivimos en la gloriosa libertad de los hijos de Dios. Para decirlo sin rodeos, no hacemos el bien porque "tenemos que hacerlo", sino porque el Espíritu Santo de Dios en nosotros hace que suceda, convirtiéndonos cada vez más en la imagen de Jesús, nuestro Salvador y hermano mayor. Se está empezando a mostrar un parecido familiar entre Él y nosotros. Y con eso viene el amor, el amor y el agradecimiento a Aquél que nos amó tanto que se entregó a sí mismo por nosotros, para que pudiéramos llegar a ser suyos.

ORACIÓN: Querido Padre, gracias por liberarme de la Ley y por darme la libertad que me brinda estar en tu hijo Jesús. Amén.

Para reflexionar:
  • ¿De qué manera la vida, muerte y resurrección de Cristo satisfacen las demandas de la Ley de Dios para nosotros?
  • ¿Cómo puede el "ser maduro en Cristo" diferir de persona a persona? ¿Tiene algo que ver con la edad?

Dra. Kari Vo. © Copyright 2019 Cristo Para Todas Las Naciones. Que a través de estos devocionales, la Palabra de Dios te refresque en tu diario caminar.
¿De qué manera la vida, muerte y resurrección de Cristo satisfacen las demandas de la Ley de Dios para nosotros?

Ministérios Pão Diário - Dirigido por Deus



Dirigido por Deus



…incline o nosso coração, para andarmos em todos os seus caminhos e guardarmos os seus mandamentos… v.58


Recebi um e-mail convidando-me a juntar-me a uma comunidade de “pessoas motivadas”. Decidi procurar o significado dessa palavra e aprendi que uma pessoa motivada é alguém que trabalha duro para conseguir seus objetivos.

É bom ser uma pessoa motivada? Há um teste que nunca falha: “fazei tudo para a glória de Deus” (1 Coríntios 10:31). Muitas vezes fazemos coisas por motivações próprias. Depois do dilúvio nos dias de Noé, um grupo de pessoas decidiu construir uma torre para tornar “célebre o nosso nome” (Gênesis 11:4). Eles queriam ser famosos e evitar de espalhar-se por todo o mundo. Não fizeram isso pela glória de Deus, e por isso, foram erroneamente conduzidos.

Em contraste, quando o rei Salomão dedicou a arca da aliança e o Templo recém-construído, disse: “…edifiquei a casa ao nome do Senhor” (1 Reis 8:20). Em seguida, orou: “…a fim de que a si incline o nosso coração, para andarmos em todos os seus caminhos e guardarmos os seus mandamentos…” (v.58).

Quando o nosso maior desejo é trazer glória a Deus e andar em obediência, nos tornamos pessoas impulsionadas e motivadas que buscam amar e servir a Jesus no poder do Espírito. Que a nossa oração ecoe a de Salomão. Que “Seja perfeito o vosso coração para com o Senhor, nosso Deus, para andardes nos seus estatutos e guardardes os seus mandamentos” (v.61).

Faça tudo para a glória de Deus.


© 2019 Ministérios Pão Diário
Recebi um e-mail convidando-me a juntar-me a uma comunidade de “pessoas motivadas”. Decidi procurar o significado dessa palavra e aprendi que uma pessoa motivada é alguém que trabalha duro para conseguir seus objetivos.