Archive for The Next 100 Days
“Unto Thee, O Lord. . .”
I woke up with this song, from Psalm 25, on my mind this morning,
Unto Thee, O Lord, by Maranatha! Singers
Blessed Heavenly Father, I am grateful that You are good and upright. I am thankful that all Your paths are mercy and truth. Forgive my sins, Lord, and help me to keep short accounts with You. Let me never be ashamed of You, or who I am, in You. I have nothing to fear, because You are with me. Let not my enemies triumph over me — Whether real or imagined, physical or mental, foreign or domestic. My trust is in You, Almighty God. Keep my soul, and deliver me. Deliver our nation, Lord. Deliver and restore us to righteousness, for Your Namesake. Blessed be Your name! In Jesus’ name, I pray. . . Amen.
The Excellence of Wisdom
“Does not wisdom cry out,
And understanding lift up her voice?
She takes her stand on the top the the high hill,
Beside the way, where the paths meet,
She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city,
At the entrance of the doors:
‘To you, O men, I call,
And my voice is to the sons of men,
O you simple ones, understand prudence,
And you fools, be of an understanding heart,
Listen, for I will speak of excellent things,
And from the opening of my lips will come right things;
For my mouth will speak truth;
Wickedness is an abomination to my lips,
All the words of my mouth are with righteousness;
Nothing crooked or perverse is in them.
They are all plain to him who understands,
And right to those who find knowledge,
Receive my instruction, and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choice gold;
For wisdom is better than rubies,
And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.'”
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”
James 1:5 & 6
Heavenly Father, I praise You and thank You for this day. A new day to seek You, and Your ways; to serve You, and those around me. Help me to set aside me, and clearly see You. Help me to be who You created me to be. I ask You for wisdom, Lord, believing that You will bless me just as Your word says. May I speak only Truth, and right things. May my mouth represent You, and Your righteousness. Be with me, this day, Lord, that even one life will be changed for You, and Your kingdom; and that together we will change our homes, our nation; and this world, by the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Blessed be Your Holy Name, for You are worthy to be praised! In Jesus’ name, I ask these things. . . Amen.