“Turn to me and be gracious to me, after Your manner with those who love Your name. Establish my footsteps in Your word, and do not let any iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man, that I may keep Your precepts.” (Psalm 119:132-134)
Notice that the plea is not just, “do this.” It understands that those who love the Lord may make the request. Your relationship with the Lord is not based upon the law, but upon love. See through the deception of this age that everything is give and take. It all belongs to the Lord and He has given us promises based upon love. Love the Lord and love your neighbor as yourself.
Lord, I hear the words and see what you are saying but I am motivated by the conditionality of everything. Help me O Lord to see through the fog of this age’s thinking to come to the place where I am led by Your love and seek You first in all things. Guide me O Lord that I may dwell in Your presence and abide in Your love forever. Keep me close to the precepts You give that I may learn to love.
Lord Jesus, You have come that we may learn to love as You love. You are Trinity and are the embodiment of love. Come to me and lift me up to be with You that I may now and always abide in the goodness of Your presence. Help me through all of the situations in which I find myself that I may abide in You as You abide in me and learn how to be more like You this day. Amen.
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