Though it is dark as pitch at this hour from my vantage point, Father, I can proclaim, “Good morning!” for You are the maker of it all. Somewhere the waning moon shines, as well as, billions of stars and though I cannot see them from here, I know they exclaim Your glory as well! Father, bless this day for Your glory. May I use every moment to honor Your name. Amen!
Lord, as I have readied myself for our time together, I cannot but sit back and be amazed at what You have done in my life – talk about teaching an old dog new tricks! Oh, my! Where I was back then and where I am now! This morning has begun the best way it can. It is not always this way but even at this early, early hour – even after a day yesterday that went from early, early until almost today! – I have remained on task. Many times I allow myself to get distracted by Facebook or emails or whatnot, but not today. I quickly touched base on stats from the blog, read through my devotional, gathered my Bible and here I sit!
My dear, blessed Savior, You have worked a miracle in my life. Two years ago, this was not happening. I was not the man then that I am today. You have lovingly molded me, more and more, into the person that You created me to be. Was I a follower of You before? Yes. Did I know You intimately before? Not so much – at least not as much as I do today. And I am sure that two years from today, and I pray with all my heart, that I can say the same thing!
No one – absolutely no one – is so far from You that You cannot, with the utmost of care, reach out and change them…if they are willing.
Lord, I pray for my family, my friends, my readers, the people of the churches with which You have blessed me, I pray that they all would develop an insatiable desire to know You intimately. Draw them to You, Lord. They will never regret the journey!
These verses from James 4:8a, 10 from the Amplified Bible are wonderful promises,
“Come close to God [with a contrite heart] and He will come close to you.”
“Humble yourselves [with an attitude of repentance and insignificance] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up, He will give you purpose].”
Apr 20th, Thurs, 5:16 am