It is so good to be your child, Lord, so wonderful to be in your Family, in your Kingdom, in your Church, in your Plan, in your Love. I give you praise and honor and glory for the privilege of waking up, finding you there in the night, then again in the morning, (Ps. 139) knowing that you have been through the new day before us, planned out things which are beyond my control. You have worked already to arrange events and situations to give me the opportunity to be a grace receiver from you and a grace giver to others, a glory giver rather than a glory stealer, to be a “third Adam” in re-living the temptation to unbelief and rebellion, only this time choosing obedience.
You, O Lord God, give us significant situations, optimum opportunities to make choices, to stand against the enemy, to say “yes” to you, to obey your Word. And, of course, there is also the chance of my failure in every single one of these, the possibility in our potential for disobedience which would bring pain for you. Yet you continue to partner with us in the many events of the day, willing to suffer disappointment, hurt and loss because you love us.
Lord, today may I live, speak, act and respond in ways that will bring pleasure to your heart. May you be glorified, may those around me be blessed and may your Name and Word be exalted.