Lord, I sit here amazed at what you can do to a life. Here I am. I was just a really immature sixteen year old kid when I asked you to come in to my heart and life. You knew my heart. You knew that I was merely afraid of the place called Hell. You knew I didn’t really have any intentions of turning my life over to you and actually obeying your commands. You knew that fear would start it all for me, for Your a Word says repeatedly that the fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Ah, but you also knew your plan for me. You knew that you were going to continuously and relentlessly be kind to me even though I wouldn’t be so kind to You. I would ignore you simply so I could chase the pleasures of this life, and You would constantly beckon me to come home. You would constantly say “I have something better if you will just trust Me and follow Me.” It was your kindness that led me to actually repent and follow You.
My prayer today is for the readers of WMD. I pray that all of them will seriously think about what You have done for them and how You saved them. Not simply saved from the fires of Hell, but saved from a life of sin and saved from the destruction that sin produces. There are so many of us that don’t even want to think about where we would be had it not been for the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
There are so many stories that have yet to be written. Help us to tell someone today about You and what You have done for us. May someone’s story begin today. Help us to encourage other believers. May someone stay on track with enthusiasm because we chose to take the time to encourage them and pray for them.
Open our eyes that we may see You for who You really are. Help us to see others as You see them.
Open our ears so we may hear from You today. There is nothing like having you speak to our hearts. May Your words produce that undeniable presence that only You can produce.
Open up our minds that we may fill them with You today. May we read your Word, listen to songs that glorify You and lift up Your name. May we think only on those things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.
Open up our hearts that we may fall this day even more in love with You.
In the name of The Father who loves me,
The Son, who gave his life for me, and
The Spirit who now lives inside of me.