Father, I am grateful for Your ever-present Spirit. Thank You for wooing me and for Your unfailing love. Regardless of the fact that I have been Your child for many years, You had much more in store for me. You knew our relationship could go much deeper. You instilled in me a burning desire to know You more and, oh, what a blessing it is! Praise Your Holy Name!!
Hebrews 13:22-25 (<<click here)
The book of Hebrews concludes with these verses and once again my study Bible* gives me food for thought. Already, Lord, You are working in my heart and mind even as we have come together this day. Hebrews under Your inspiration is a “call to Christ maturity.” And that means making You the “beginning and end of our faith.” My study Bible concludes with these words and they are oh so true,
“To grow in maturity, we must center our life on [Christ], not depending on religious ritual, not falling back into sin, not trusting in ourselves, and not letting anything come between us and Christ. Christ is sufficient and superior.”
Lord, You alone are my all-inclusive answer. If it is left up to me alone, I fail. I am not strong enough. I am not focused enough. Only when I center my life on You can I stand strong.
If only the world could learn this and embrace it! Lord, may I be a catalyst for change. Use me, stretch me, teach me and embolden me. I am wholly dependent upon You!
July 25th, Mon, 6:24 am
*New Living Translation Life Application Study Bible