Equipped for Life

Equipped for Life

Psalm 19:13 “Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me.”

[This is where I am fully responsible and where I very much need your grace, your help and guidance, Lord Jesus, my great Shepherd. I thank you that you have prepared me for this struggle, as it says in 2 Peter 1:3, “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” I have to learn to take up and use what you have provided, such as the fruit of the Spirit, the armor of God, grace, heavenly wisdom and the Word, to name a few.

Praise you for the continual upward progress of your transformational work in us, which I see daily within and without, as the Holy Spirit warns me and gives conviction, insight and protection. You make it possible to stand against the pressures, such as worry, fear, selfishness and impatience, that push me towards personal sin. As I obey, you are making supernatural responses (praise, denying self, patience and mercy) more “natural” for me.

You are at work: you are my Rock, my Fortress, my Deliverer, my Shield, my Strength, my Stronghold. In you alone is the needed help in the battle with sin, self and Satan. With you alone is there hope, power and victory.]

“Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression.”

[Only in you, Lord, only in you is there the possibility of being blameless, without reproach, innocent of great sin. Praise be to you for your unwarranted desire to help, your unearned love, your undeserved grace.

You are marvelous in your Might, great in your Grace and wonderful in your Wisdom as you usher us farther up and further into the freedom, growth and goodness of your Kingdom. Glory be to you. Help us today to follow you wholeheartedly in this journey into the light of transformation.]

May be an image of tree and nature