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“How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert! Again and again they tempted God, and pained the Holy One of Israel.” (Psalm 78:40-41)

The battle of this age is against the One who created all things. We take for granted that what is before us is ours and do not really want to know the answer as to why it is there. We dismiss what we do not want to hear and in so doing, rebel against the Lord, for it is He who made all things. We are His whether we want to acknowledge this or not. What does He desire? Is it not love?

Lord, I too live the life I want and think things the way I want to think them. I do not want to pursue what is true and lovely, only what I want to be true and what I determine to be lovely. Guide me, O Lord, away from a rebellious heart, most especially when I do not think it rebellious, that I may see things as they are and not as I want them to be. Guide me in the way of truth.

Lord Jesus, God in the flesh, You have come for as many as would turn to You that the good life may be found. I think I have life, but it is life that has me, not the life You give. Lead me into the life which is eternal that I may walk with You wherever You lead and come into the truth,  for only in the truth can I live freely. Guide me today, O Lord, in the way You know I need to go. Amen.