Today’s Text: 1 Peter 5:6
“… humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
Father in Heaven, in my mind, I long for a place of sanctuary, for solitude and stillness to cradle me in the warm arms of Your Love. Today, I pray that a Spirit of Assurance would ease my troubled mind and replace the endless clamour that so often characterizes my life. So often, busyness crowds You out of my consciousness… But, Lord, today, my desire is for unbroken, certain communion.
For too long, I have worshiped You from a distance. Today, I choose to “humble myself under Your Mighty Hand”. I choose to find the safety to “dance” before You, fully accepted, released to embrace the gift of life.
May Your Presence grant me, this day, the freedom to love and to laugh; to play, to explore, to engage life without fear. In Your Love, I am victorious and I don’t have to worry… In You I claim peace, perfect peace, in the knowledge that Your perfect plan will be realized in my life. Today is a new day! Our day! My day! A day that embraces eternity!
Lord, guide me this day. Direct the course of my life! Lead me into that quiet, harbour of
safety, away from the winds of strife and life that have set me adrift for so long… awareness of Your presence and establish Your place of sanctuary deep within me.
Consume the dross of my anxieties and flood my heart with assurance, I pray…
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
As you consider this devotional, ponder these 3 points for Bible Study.
1. What does this passage tell me about God?
2. What does this passage tell me about myself?
3. What is God trying to tell me?
Is there a promise to claim? a sin to confess? an encouragement? a rebuke? an assignment?
Place your appointments into the hands of God and ask Him to orchestrate this day after His will. Praise Him and thank Him for the enabling grace to aid you in His sovereign work.
To dwell in partnership with the agencies of heaven is God’s will for us each day. Praise Him for the certainty and comfort of His Presence.