Abba Father, I thank You for the brand new day, which is before me. I give thanks that Your mercies are new every morning. I thank You for what is to come. May I be used for Your glory.
Today, I thank You for Your Word which tells me You are a rewarder of those who diligently seek You. May I learn from David and Job, so I will be strengthened and consistently cling to You; may I live as one after Your own heart come what may. I pray that as I dwell in Your Word I will take note of the things that You repeat over and over to Your people…to me…You also say that if Your people are called by Your Name they will hear your Words. So, my prayer is, that I will hear Your Words, they will resonate with me and become chiselled across my heart; impossible to erase. Consecrate me and remove all that is within me, which has no place, and fill me up anew. Make me humble, as I stand before You, so I may be found worthy to be in constant conversation and able to strengthen my relationship with You. Help me to put You first, spiritually leaving behind the things of this earth. I am in this world but not of this world. My Father and my God, I trust in You.
18 But to the king of Judah who sent you to inquire of the Lord, you shall say this to him: ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel, “Regarding the words which you have heard,
19 because your heart was tender (receptive, penitent) and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I said against this place and against its inhabitants, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and because you have torn your clothes and wept before Me, I have heard you,” declares the Lord.
20 “Therefore, behold, [King Josiah,] I will gather you to your fathers, and you will be taken to your grave in peace, and your eyes will not see all the evil (catastrophe) which I will bring on this place.” So they brought back word to the king.2 Kings 22:18-20 (AMP)
27 “Because your heart was gentle and penitent and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and its inhabitants, and humbled yourself before Me, and tore your clothes and wept before Me, I also have heard you,” declares the Lord.2 Chronicles 34:27 (AMP)
Put On The New Self
3 Therefore if you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, sharing in His resurrection from the dead], keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value].Colossians 3:1-2 (AMP)
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)