“He leads me beside still waters; he guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Psalm 23
You lead and guide, Lord, but we must follow. It’s cooperationm partnership you desire.
This is echoed in Hebrews 12:1,2 where you command, “let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”
You point out our sins and call us to repentance; you prepare the path and then call us to follow. Again partnership with you, and sadly many times we do not follow.
You are amazing, Lord Jesus as you could do it all yourself much more quickly, better and with great ease, but instead you choose to involve your rebellious, sinful, selfish and resistant children in the outworking of your astounding plan for the universe.
I praise you, Lord God, for your great heart, your gracious thoughts, your good desires, and your grand plans. What more can we do than bow before you in worship, giving you the honor you deserve, then rise up to obey you in what we know to be true so we can bring you more praise and glory by joining you in what you are doing.
Prayer: “Help me, Lord, to cooperate with you in what you plan for this day. May I fear you and play the part you have for me. May I be a channel of grace to those around me, plus of praise and glory for you today, Lord, as I seek you, fear you, obey you and honor you. Amen.”
Picture: still waters