2 Corinthians 10

Thank You, Lord, that You love me like no other.

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“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.  The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.  On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.   We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we TAKE CAPTIVE EVERY THOUGHT AND MAKE IT OBEDIENT TO CHRIST.”  (v 3-5 NIV)

Father, train me to pay attention to Your presence that’s with me.  You alone are a perpetual friend, a constant conversation companion, an ever-ready counselor, a steadfast source of security, comfort, and peace, a lasting love … YOU ALONE are all these things and more!

When my mind forgets this truth, remind me.  When my heart ignores You and gropes for its needs elsewhere, embrace me.  When my soul aches deep down and finds no rest on its own, envelope me, fill me, so that there’s no way I could consider any other source for my longings but You.

Make my heart a “God-intoxicated” one — turn my thoughts toward You in EACH MOMENT.  You are as close as my very breath always.  All it takes is for me to notice or remember that You’re present … to seek Your face, to seek Your counsel, to enjoy Your company.  Invade my every thought, Lord, so that my entire life is consumed with You.  Infiltrate my character so that others see YOU more than me when they are with me.  Make me just like Jesus.  Amen.