Monday, November 10, 2014
Based on Psalm 122:1-5, Proverbs 28:17-18, Hebrews 6:1-20, Ezekiel 11:1-12:28.
GOD on high, You have revealed the ones who are devising iniquity and giving wicked counsel that has multiplied and is multiplying still. Thank You for Your promise of "a little sanctuary" where we become one heart by Your Holy Spirit, where our stony hearts are removed and replaced with Your Sacred Heart that we may walk in Your statutes and keep Your judgments and do them; that we shall be Your people, and You will be our God.
So You speak now to those in captivity, even those who live in Christ. No more shall there be any false vision or flattering divination within Your house, O LORD. Instead, You have made us diligent to have full assurance and hope as heirs of Your promise. Therefore, we will not lay again a foundation of repentance from dead works, but will recognize and renounce them! We will be diligent in Your Word and Your Word Writ, being always strengthened in our faith toward You and believing in Your resurrection over death and in Your eternal judgment. Thank You for increasing the hope we have that Your Holy Spirit is the anchor of our souls, both sure and steadfast, enabling us to enter Your Presence behind the veil because You, our forerunner, have already entered for us. Thank You, Jesus, in whom we live forever, even now.Thank You for preserving us in all our ways and keeping us within Your gates, O Savior and LORD. Your are the Christ.
Therefore, it will be impossible for us to fall away because You provide our desire to be renewed daily, crucified and resurrected in Your Risen Life. In this way, we walk blamelessly and are saved, seeing those who are perverse in their ways fall suddenly. Dread, anxiety, emptiness, desolation, and violence shall they inherit, but a few will be spared to declare all their abominations and Your truth, O LORD our GOD. Thus You say to us this day, "None of My works will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done." Thus You say to us, and we hear You, O LORD and GOD most high.
This photograph is by Liz Burnell.