Today’s Text: Ephesians 5:2
“…walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma..”

Father in Heaven, my mind is thrilled with the possibilities of life with You this day. In You, I find endless adventure and interest. All that this day holds has been sifted through Your hands as a gift of Your Grace and Love. Every opportunity, every challenge, every joy, and yes, even the possibility of heartbreak and despair, is but a tool designed by Your grace to shape me and mold me after Your Will.

It is with a willing heart that I surrender myself and this day into Your keeping. In every circumstance is the promise that I might “walk in love.” Not lustful, self-gratifying love, but the Love that is “at first peaceable”. The Love that reflects Your Sacrifice. The Love that builds and does not break.

Today, I choose to place myself and the cares and concerns of this life into Your Able, Gentle Hands. It is with joyful anticipation that I step by faith into this day. Motivate and move me to an abundance of life that is only possible in partnership with Your Spirit. Stretch before me a path of righteousness that will honour You and enable me to fulfill Your Will in Your Way, and in Your Time. Enable me to walk this path, hand in hand with You. Empower me throughout the day and may Your kingdom be prospered in and through my life.

Lord, I come to You. May my life truly be as “an offering and a sacrifice to God”, I pray…

In Jesus’ Name,

 

MY JOURNAL

 

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.

 

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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.

 

MY JOURNAL

 

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.