Saturday, November 29, 2014
Based on 1 Peter 5:1-14, Psalm 135:15-21, Daniel 1:1-4:49, Proverbs 29:10 and
This is about You, O GOD of grace, and Your steadfast love for us who fear You and cast our cares upon You to perfect us, establish us, strengthen us, and settle us. To Christ be the glory and the dominion forever and ever, amen! For, by Him, we stand in the true grace of GOD, receiving Your peace, which surpasses human understanding, and Your comfort, Your calm, Your blessed assurance. Such gifts You give to those who live in Christ Jesus and by Your Holy Spirit!
Your inestimable love enables us to recognize and resist the devil and his wiles, for You have opened up them pathways for us to obtain knowledge of Your will and understanding of it, which is the wisdom to know the difference.You are the revealer of secrets, for when we seek Your face, You make known to us what we have asked of You.Truly You are the GOD of gods, the King of kings, the LORD of lords, and the revealer of secrets for those who fear You.
Daniel said that "He who reveals secrets has made known what will be." You do not reveal these merely to impart more wisdom to us than to than anyone living, but in order for people to know Your thoughts, O GOD. It is up to us to seek this knowledge, O GOD, and to test all things according to You Word Writ. By Your Holy Spirit, and with wise counsel from brethren in the fellowship of Your beloveds, we are persevere in seeking to know Your heart about the earthly matters we encounter, until at last it becomes Your wisdom for us. May we be grateful as we are welcomed daily before Your throne, living stones in the Body of Christ, made radiant in HIm by Your Holy Spirit.
To You be all honor and glory, world without end, amen!
This photograph is by Liz Burnell.