Monday, January 1, 2018 Devotion
“How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You to dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple. By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation, You who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea; Who establishes the mountains by His strength, being girded with might;” (Psalm 65:3-6)
The Lord brings whom He brings and they are blessed. In our world of ‘it’s not fair’, who are we to argue with the One who created all things; yet many do. Come into the presence of the One who calls to all, but selects those who hear and follow. Be blessed and know that only in the Lord of all creation is there hope and an eternal future. Be guided by His grace and mercy all the day long.
Lord You have called and I have heard, but often I am perplexed and fall into the sinful snare of my own thinking. It is You who IS the salvation and in You alone is hope to be found. Guide me in Your grace to follow You all the day long and throughout this life. Lead me according to Your goodness that I may walk humbly with You my God and Savior and do what is pleasing to You.
Lord Jesus, You stand at the door and knock, and any who will come into Your presence can know the inexpressible joy of mercy and grace. Lead me, O Lord, to walk with You now and always in order to know the blessing You give by the grace You purchased from the cross. May I be found in You at all times, walking in the way You have established and humbly learning from You. Amen.