Lord, You stand by Your promises so that I might stand ON those promises
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Father, You have been continually at work in me since I first surrendered my heart to You. You have nudged me, moved me, dragged me, so that I might “leave the preschool fingerpainting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art.” You are growing me up in Him.
Thank You for giving me a taste of heaven and for making me part of the work of Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for letting me experience the sheer goodness of Your Word and Your power within me.
Strengthen me to not drag my feet on this journey of faith with You, but rather, to “extend the same intensity toward a full-bodied hope (assurance) in You, and to keep at it ’til the finish. Make [me] like those who stay the course with committed faith and then get everything promised to them.” (MSG)
Your Word says, “We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up His permanent post as high priest for us.” (MSG)
Thank You for giving Your word in Your Word, and for standing by Your promises so that I might stand ON those promises. Keep my faith firmly planted in Your Word. Make my heart like the kind of soil that produces an abundance of crops so that many, many others can feast on the overflow of my heart, as they see You in me. Make me just like Jesus. Oh yes! (amen)