Abba Father, I come before You this morning with thanksgiving in my heart and enter Your courts with praise. I thank You that Your mercies are new every morning.
Today, I focus on Your regeneration and renewal. The Apostle Paul urges me to be of those who are sanctified and ready for service. As he did and You did, So will I. Help me Lord to keep my focus on High, so I may be found worthy as I realise Your plan and purpose for my life. As I go about my day thinking about Your greatness, I pray that You speak to me. There is no other place that my life and heart could be; I look to You because there is nobody like You. My Father and my God, I trust in You.
and put on the new self [the regenerated and renewed nature], created in God’s image, [godlike] in the righteousness and holiness of the truth [living in a way that expresses to God your gratitude for your salvation].Ephesians 4:24 (AMP)
1 Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.
2 And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].
3 For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to everyone of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [and a purpose designed for service].Romans 12:2 (AMP)
And as You speak
A hundred billion failures disappear
Where You lost Your life so I could find it here
If You left the grave behind You, so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve done
Every part designed in a work of art called love
If You gladly chose surrender, so will I
I can see Your heart
Eight billion different ways
Every precious one
A child You died to save
If You gave Your life to love them, so will ISo Will I (100 Billion X) lyrics © Hillsong Music Publishing Australia
20 Now may the Elohim of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Yeshua, 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 Yeshua HaMashiach (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)