“For He looked down from His holy height; from heaven the Lord gazed upon the earth, to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to set free those who were doomed to death,” (Psalm 102:19-20)
All have sinned and the wages of sin is death. We are born into a prison camp with a death sentence upon us. The Lord has come in His mercy to give grace that all who turn to Him would have the sentence commuted that they would join with the Lord in eternity. The doom has been removed, though we remain still in the camp filled with those under the death sentence.
Lord, help me to see through the nonsense of this world to live into the purpose for which You have created me. Guide me according to Your goodness to live into my call. You have given me grace upon grace that I may know that You are God and there is no other. Lead me into a life of praise and thanks in which I may do what is pleasing in Your sight. Place praise upon my lips and love in my heart.
Lord Jesus, by Your example and through Your grace, help me now and always to see You first each and every day. Guide me into the life to which I have been called and teach me every step of the way. May my heart be pliable to You and my attitude receptive to all that You teach. Lead me today to grow in becoming a child of the Heavenly Father to His praise forever. Amen