“He will bless those who fear the Lord, the small together with the great. May the Lord give you increase, you and your children. May you be blessed of the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth. The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, but the earth He has given to the sons of men. The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into silence; but as for us, we will bless the Lord from this time forth and forever. Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 115:13-15)
Be clear on what the Lord has done. He has placed the earth in our hands and we have made a mess of things. Yet, He still blesses us. Do not be conformed to the ways of this world, but to the truth of heaven. The goodness of the Lord is given to those who walk with Him in faith. Know then that the Lord is good always and He abides with us. Walk in His presence now and forever.
Lord, help me to see more clearly each day the way things are as I move away from my pride and humbly submit to You. Guide me in goodness and mercy all the days of my life. May I learn through the power of the Holy Spirit what it means to be one who fears You Lord and lives knowing that I am always in Your presence. Teach me to praise You in every circumstance.
Lord Jesus, You are the bearer of life and light. Guide me, O Lord, in the way You would have me go that this day I would come even closer to You. Help me to see Your goodness and mercy and lift up my countenance to abide with You always. May I learn from You how to praise You in every circumstance and know that this earth is not my home. You have called me to my true home with and through You eternally. Amen.