Father, though I didn’t sit and write yesterday, I am so glad we spent the entire day together. As You directed me on my sermon preparation and with other components for Sundays service, I was truly blessed. May Your Holy Spirit guide me throughout today, as well. Amen.
1 Peter 1:8-12 (<<click here)
Lord Jesus, I am so blessed that though I have never seen You in the flesh I can love You. You have made Yourself available to me. I may not see You with my eyes but I surely see You with my heart because You first loved me, I can now love You.
Through the presence of Your Spirit, I can know You intimately. I hear You speak. I learn from Your word – You enlighten my heart and mind with its inspiration. I’m able to avoid the pitfalls of temptation as You guide me to sidestep potential snares. Even when I come face to face with the enticements of evil, You are my strength to stand and not yield – or to turn and distance myself from what could pull me down.
I am not alone, nor will I ever be. As my physical body declines with age, as the trials of this world continue to press in upon me, I will be able to “rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy” for You are my salvation!
Lord, You know me to the uttermost both inside and out. Give me an unquenchable desire to know You more deeply every day. Amen.
Oct 21st, Fri. 6:20 am