Abba Father, I give thanks You are the Good Shepherd and there is no thing that I shall want. I have a life of no lack in front of me. I have a life laid before me that is for the taking. I only need to ask, with belief, and it shall be mine. I have made the decision to hold on until the end; until death. I thank You that before the foundation of the earth, You chose me! HalleluYah!
Today, I think of all the ways that I can mirror who You are. I am called to be holy, as You are holy. I can only do it by Your guidance, help and strength. Before I can live holy, I have to truly understand what it is. Father, remove anything from my mental, physical and spiritual self that may hinder me living a life consecrated and sanctified to You. I pray that You will prepare me to be a sanctuary where You will find me as a place where You can dwell. Help me as a read Your Word, that I will understand and begin to know You. Help me as I know You, that I will become enlightened. Allow my belief to become knowledge and wisdom; and help me as I attempt to make room for You to rest within me. As time goes by, may what I see in the physical and spiritual mirror, be an apparent and true reflection of You.
The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.Psalm 23:1 (AMPC)
15 But as the One Who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living.
16 For it is written, You shall be holy, for I am holy.
17 And if you call upon Him as [your] Father Who judges each one impartially according to what he does, [then] you should conduct yourselves with true reverence throughout the time of your temporary residence [on the earth, whether long or short].
18 You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from [your] forefathers, not with corruptible things [such as] silver and gold,
19 But [you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ (the Messiah), like that of a [sacrificial] lamb without blemish or spot.1 Peter 1:15-19 (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)