Friday, July 23, 2010
My devotions today
Come all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me; hear me that your soul may live. ...
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have MERCY on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are our ways my ways, "
Lord, help me to remember what truly matters and to seek those things each day. Help me to turn from my evil thoughts and actions and live by my new identity which is in you.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind. ...
Help me, remind me to grasp the sound mind that you have given me, and to rebuke the fearful, troubling thoughts that could discourage me from my walk with you.
LORD, I accept your freely given pardon. Help me not to doubt. Because by doubting, I am calling you a liar!
Help me this day to walk in my new identity, which is a child of the Most High King, Lord of the universe.
I am a cracked pot Lord. Mold me and make me into the beautiful, perfect vessel that you want me to be. My mind has been twisted and distorted by things of this word, breath on me, form me into what you created me to be.
Your desires for me are much higher than where I am at. I thank you for revealing the thing that is holding from growing, my reluctance to read the Bible daily, my fascination with things of this world that do not honor you, and my indulgence of FEARFUL, DOUBTFUL, DISCOURAGING thoughts that are not from you, but from Satan who wishes to keep me in a state of defeat.
I love you LORD. Help me to love you with my WHOLE heart. Most high God, creator of everything. Apart from you there is nothing, no beauty, no goodness, no lasting joy. Thank you for the gift of your son and the assurance of salvation.