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“For I do not wish to see you now just in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, if the Lord permits. But I will remain in Ephesus until Pentecost; for a wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries” (1 Corinthians 16:7-8).

For what do you live? Is it to live each day as it comes, or is there a purpose. We are called into the presence of Almighty God and in salvation to live into the life to which He calls us. Do not be satisfied with what is temporary, but live into that which is forever. Yes, there are adversaries, but greater is He who is in you than any who are in this world. Stay in the presence of the Lord now and forever.

Lord, I do struggle each day in the ebbs and flows of this age. I seek for that which I do not need and ignore that which is important. Move my heart to the place where I live for that which never fails. Lead me in the upward path that I may now and always abide in the truth of Your presence and purpose. Guide me, Lord, along the path of salvation that I may walk with You now and forever.

Lord Jesus, You have sent Your Spirit to guide each of us in the way You have established. Help me, I pray, to see that in You alone is all hope. Guide me today to live with purpose and not to focus upon those things which do not matter. In the truth of all You have revealed, lift up my spirit to walk humbly and joyfully in those ways which are eternally pleasing and uplifting. Amen.