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“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain.  It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; for He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.”  (Psalm 127:1-3)

Humanity labors in vain to build what it believes will last forever.  Heaven and earth will pass away.  Only the Lord is forever.  Unless you rest in the Lord, you labor in vain.  Do not be deceived, but come into the promises of the Lord and be guided by His grace and mercy to become whom He is making you to be.  He gives help to those who are His, even while you sleep.

Lord, this world entices me to chase after its idea of the dream.  Although You give me great grace to live as I live, change my priorities that I may see in You the hope of glory.  Guide me according to Your goodness to live into the future You have in mind for me.  Keep me from the wasteful ways of the world to live into the hope and promise that You alone can give.  Only in You is there a true future.

Lead me, Lord Jesus, this day to see through the enticements of this world.  Guide me according to Your goodness to live into what You have in mind for the future.  You know all that is needed and You have already made provision for the course of my life.  Teach me to willingly go where You would have me go that I may grow in Your likeness.  Lead me now and always, my Lord and Savior.  Amen.

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