Reading for today
Old Testament: Psalm 66, 67, 68
New Testament: Colossians 4
Thoughts from today’s reading
Psalm 68:19-20. The Lord, who is our salvation, has loads of benefits that He is prepared to pour out on us daily. We can only enjoy these benefits when we are alive to receive them, therefore, He delivers us from death in so many ways that we may enjoy the bounty of life He has given us.
Colossians 4:12. There is always a struggle in man to do the will of another. This is because we have our own will which we desire to express at all times, so, to follow the will of another would entail denying our own will which does not come naturally to us. This is why we must be diligent in the place of prayer so that we recognise and give up our will to do God’s will in the areas of our lives that He requires it. Jesus had to pray earnestly, until His sweat was like drops of blood, that God’s will would be done and not His own will concerning the death on the cross.
1. Thank you Lord for all your great gifts that you pour out into my life daily. I thank you that I have escaped from death into life because it is only the living that can enjoy your goodness and praise you for it. Whatever constitutes death in my relationships, career, business, finances, ministry, and opportunities, I declare that I have escaped from such. I announce that I have received Gods favour in all these areas and I see growth, and a supply of all good things that I may freely enjoy.
2. Heavenly Father, I come to you now and present my life to you. I pray that you reveal to me the areas where your will should supersede mine. I pray for the strength that comes from you to be able to stand perfect and complete in carrying out your will for my life. Father, I acknowledge that you know best, and what looks like loss and pain for me now is the process that you have designed for my gain, comfort and glory. I trust you through this process and I thank you in advance for your great love, wisdom, and power that you display towards me.