Devotion for Thursday, July 11, 2019

“Arise, O Lord, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your
strength.  Let Your priests be clothed
with righteousness, and let Your godly ones sing for joy.”  (Psalm 132:8-9)

We either ignore or else lift the Lord to unreachable places.  The Lord is always near and always holy.  Holy is the Lord and worthy of our praise.  Come to the Lord and be in His presence always.  Come and learn from Him what holiness is.  Come and be conformed to Him and His ways.                                                                                                                                 

Lord, You know where my faults lie.  You know the issues I have.  You have given me all the grace I need.  You have called me to go on a journey with You.  Lead me, Lord, to walk the steps I need to walk and go where I need to go.  Bring me close to You that I may abide with You and in You always.  Teach me to sing songs of joy for Your presence, holiness, mercy and grace.

Lord Jesus, You have come to lift up as many as come with You in the journey of faith through the salvation which You alone provide, that all who believe would come into the eternal presence of the Father.  Guide me this day according to the Father’s will to live into the life to which You have called me.  Guide me step by step to learn by Your example, and at Your call, to obey all that You command.  Amen.

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