Abba Father, as I wake, I give You all the glory, honour and praise; and I worship in Your presence. I take this moment to recognise You as The Great I Am, The Matchless King, You are my Peace; King of kings; Beginning and the End; Alpha and Omega; my Rock; my Salvation; and my Help. There are so many names, by which You can be known. I have been called to be holy as You are holy; help me to realise Your Son, Jesus Christ, as my Saviour.
Today, I think of how I am Your masterpiece. I came to You broken, smudged and undefined but now I am becoming a work of art. As I compare how I was to how I am now, I am thankful. The beauty is that no matter how many times I mess up; no matter how many times I may discolour: You God, will improve me when I am made over. Right from where I am, You will continue bringing me to the point where I am supposed to be, because Your Word tells me that You know the plans You have for me, plans of peace and not evil, to give me an expected end. I may delay the process when I take control but, as with Jonah (Book of Jonah 1), what You require, will still be done. Prepare me, so I am available to You. Allow me to hand full control over, so everything will be within Your timing and without delay. May I constantly remember the full power of Your resurrection and the high calling received. Things may have to fall off but, yes, I am ready. Things may have to change but, yes, I am ready. Things may need to be made new but, yes, I am ready to become your masterpiece.
He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.Psalm 23:3 (AMPC)
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spiritPsalm 51:12 (AMPC)
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; cause Your face to shine [in pleasure, approval, and favor on us], and we shall be saved!Psalm 80:19 (AMPC)
May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.Romans 15:13 (AMPC)
For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].Ephesians 2:10 (AMPC)
20 Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament),
21 Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages).
Amen (So be it).Hebrews 13:20-21 (AMPC)