August 5, 2014.
“The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.”
Teach us your ways, Almighty God, and unfold your words into our hearts. Give us manna from above in the form of your golden teaching and guide us by your spirit that we may know how to walk in your ways. Your words are light and life, may we ever bathe therein.
“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.”
We ask for your wisdom and thirst for your word. Grant to us understanding of the mysteries set before us. The mystery in which angels long to look you have given to the sons of man to know, though we are but dead dogs who have no rightful standing before you, the creator of all. O the great and awesome privilege you have given to those whom you love!
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”
Raise us anew in you and wake us up! Revive us again, anew to your presence. We want to long for your word, give us this passion and lead us to you. We have died, we have been buried in Christ, immersed through the blood and raised again to live a walk worthy of you call. Give us a thirst and the living water to satisfy.
“But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use?”
Lord, we are yours, mold us how you will. Into our hands do we give you our spirit, lead us into your will. Let us see and save the lost, so that your glory may be spread. To you be full glory, honor and power, O Lord, our God. Amen.
Suggested Daily Reading: Psalm 119, Colossians 2-3.
The Lord bless you and keep you.