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“Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge” (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).

You have been baptized in the Holy and Triune name of God, marked with the cross and sealed by the Holy Spirit forever. The Lord has stirred your heart and encouraged you to walk in His ways. Do you journey with the Lord, or spend time trying to figure out what the Lord is up to? Come into what He has already established and be free from the worldliness that tempts you.

Lord, help me to see the simplicity of these things. Guide me in the salvation You have prepared that I would walk with You now and all the days of my life. You are the One who has anointed me. You are the One who has prepared the way. You are the One who must lead, for only You know all that is needed to bring me into the fulness of salvation.

Lord Jesus, You have come to lead the way. Guide me in Your goodness that I would learn to listen, walk with You, and obey all that You have commanded. In Your grace, open before me this day those things You would have me do. Guide me that in thought, word, and speech, I would reflect the reality that You are in me and I am in You. Be thou my Lord and Master this and every day. Amen.