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“But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ.  But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart; but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away” (2 Corinthians 3:14-16).

There are those who come to the Lord with their own expectations, desires, and goals.  As long as you come expecting the Lord to be what you imagine, the veil remains.  The Lord is Lord of all and His ways are so far above our ways that no one is able to comprehend.  Come to the Lord as you are and receive Him as He is.  Live in truth and the truth will be revealed to you that you might live into an eternal life.

Lord, I do not like being treated as someone other than who I am, yet this happens all the time.  Guide me Lord to live into the truth that You are who You are and that You have called me into Your presence.  Lead me Lord according to Your goodness to see that only in You is there hope and an eternal future.  Guide me according to Your goodness to see that in You alone is all hope.

Lord Jesus, even while You walked upon the earth, those around You wanted You to do things their way.  Help me learn how to simply follow.  Guide me in the way I need to go and teach my heart to not continue the rebellion of always wanting things the way I want them.  You alone are Lord and You alone know all that is needed.  Guide me, Lord, that I may be led by You alone into the way of truth.  Amen.