Sunday, the day dawns cool and clear with heavy mists over the pond and fields. Praise be to you, Lord, that you watched over me in the night, that you never sleep, never lose concentration, never miss a happening, thought or plan that anyone has. Thank you that you have already been through this day before us, have seen all that will come and have filtered out what is harmful. “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me” (Ps 23:4a) You have planned to bring what is useful, good and filled with potential for my honoring you.
I thank you that you are my Rock, the only unshakable, unshifting, unchanging element in life, in the world, in the universe; I can rely on you always. You are my Salvation, the One who is there to protect, provide and guide. You are my High Tower: I can run to you for perspective, safety, encouragement and wisdom. As I abide in you, I will never be shaken. My hope comes from you, my honor comes from you, my security and significance come from you (Ps. 62).
Therefore you are my stability, my source of all I need; you are the Filler of my soul, the Redeemer of my life, The transformer of my heart. “Whom have I in heaven but you and earth has nothing I desire besides you” (Ps 73:25). Use me today to bring honor to your name. Help me to be alert to the leading of your Spirit, to join you in what you are doing. I praise you now for how you will guide.