What’s it all about, Lord? What are our lives for? We struggle where we are and desire what we think we want. We wrestle with weaknesses of the flesh daily, yet we long for more of you. When we choose to surrender our whole lives, it takes faith, for we must believe that You are and You will do what you said in your word. We have to believe that this stuff is real, for there are so many ties to earth that entice and make us want to go our own way. The whole way of the enemy is to lie to man and say what we do with our lives do not matter.
Prayer: Give us vision of the days ahead, for without vision the people perish. Empower us to stand where You would have us, lest we fall. God, how hard it is to maintain a holding pattern, when we do not see your workings on our timetable. We must know that our choices matter to You and each is so important as we seek to follow You in Your way. You are I Am.
You have need of Me. But know, My child, I have need of thee also. What have ye need of? I will answer. Dwell with Me so that I may bring you beyond your need to be a vessel that pours out and meets need of others to display My love.
“Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.”
“Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.”
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