Saturday, January 11, 2014

Contemporary Psalms


Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.
Psalm 3:5-6

O God on high, it is awesome to know that Your counsel is available and obtainable and that it leads us truly to good solutions through paths that are the best ways to live. Without Your wisdom, what we seek to achieve always ends up being as arrogant as the Tower of Babel, with similar results. But God, by Your Holy Spirit, You can open natural eyes to see the tragic flaw of our human strivings and reveal them for what they are. Transform by Your Second Birth, I pray oh God, that we may seek You diligently and find You, seeing and hearing directly from You and following You, no matter the cost. Help us be like Abraham, rising early in the morning as Jesus did when He walked this earth. May we also be diligent and disciplined in that doing. Help us be vigilant to protect the Quiet Time that starts each day so You are able to keep us safe and true no matter what the cost of our discipleship.

Thank You for encouraging us (through Abraham this morning) that we are not to withold from You, O God, even our only son! And that, if we are willing to sacrifice our vessels to You daily, Your name to us will be The Lord Will Provide. Indeed, even Your enemies, O God, shall be ashamed and greatly troubled. May they see rightly and turn around and return to You after all, simply because You have heard our weeping supplications. Thank You for receiving my prayers and for mercifully working ALL things to good for those whom You call "Mine."

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