VERSE OF THE DAY
But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal “The Lord knows those who are his” and , “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”
Reference – THE SECOND EPISTLE TO TIMOTHY : Chapter 2 Verse 19 ( ESV )
Abba Father, we thank you for giving us another day to sit in your presence and meditate on your words. Lord, how blessed is this time that we get to spend with you, receiving grace from your throne and wisdom from the counselling of thy Holy Spirit. Abba, let us never forget who we belong to. We belong to you. We are your sheep and you are our Shepherd. We listen to your voice, the voice that we hear when we sit in thy presence , despite all the chaos around us . Father, may we love your words, may the words be inscribed in our hearts that we might not sin against you . May your words show us light in the darkness and may we wield it as the double edged sword to defeat the forces of the enemy. Lord, may we build our lives on Christ the Rock, our solid foundation ; on Jesus Christ, the Word that became Flesh . Help us understand that you have chosen us before time ,that we are called to be the temple of God , to be heirs to your eternal kingdom . Heavenly Father, help us draw closer to you each passing day of our lives. May our iniquities be removed when we repent our sins and accept your grace, the grace that enables us to be partakers of every good thing in Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour. Abba, help us to draw closer to you by trusting in your everlasting faithfulness, in your mercy and grace and justice. Help us to uphold your truth in our lives .Help us to strengthen our lives and hearts by following what is righteous and just in your eyes. Help us to remember that the Lord our God is the one who weighs our hearts and our motives and nothing escapes his eyes. Help us to remember that our God is a Mighty Warrior and he would not sit still until his complete justice is brought forth and when he does it, he would not hold back the least bit. So we thank you for your never ending patience with our human race and for the mercy that you have shown to all of us your children, who chose to stray away from your righteous path and caused you pain. Lord, let us never forget who we belong to. May we always remember the great love that has ransomed us and redeemed us . Father, help us, your children ,in discerning the voices that we hear, through the continuous work of Holy Spirit in our lives. May our hungry hearts be satiated by your sweet words and may we always choose to walk with the One who will bring us to true safety and eternal salvation. Praise be to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and for always .In the mighty name of Jesus we pray. Amen .
TODAY’S BIBLE READING
- The Old Testament – GENESIS : Chapter 5 . 18 – 32
- The New Testament – MATTHEW : Chapter 5 . 21 – 26
- The Book of Psalms – Chapter 9