Devotion for Monday, April 8, 2019

“My soul is crushed with longing after Your ordinances at all times. You
rebuke the arrogant, the cursed, who wander from Your commandments. Take away
reproach and contempt from me, for I observe Your testimonies.” (Psalm

There is that certain something
within us all when we cross the line and do what is not right in the sight of
the Lord. One can crush this feeling, this something that is there to guide us,
or one can embrace the Holy Spirit and learn to listen as the Spirit speaks. Come
into the presence of the Lord and learn to obey all that has been commanded. The
Lord leads those who trust in Him.

Lord, You know the inner struggle that goes on within me. Take away
from me the rebellion that will not listen to You that I may grow in the
likeness of Christ. Guide me according to Your never-failing Word that I may
learn from You how to be merciful, kind, gracious and all of the other
attributes which are Yours which You intend to implant in the faithful. Lead me,
O Lord, according to Your purpose.

Holy Spirit, come and minister to
my heart that I would forever live the way You intend me to live. You are the
potter and I am the clay. Guide me into Your goodness that I would now and
forever live out the purpose for which You created me. Do not allow any
hindrances to bar the way of my becoming like Christ that I may fulfill Your
perfect will. Take away any reproach and contempt in my heart that I may obey
Your will. Amen.