Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Make room for us in your hearts; we wronged no one, we corrupted no one, we took advantage of no one” (2 Corinthians 7:1-2).
It is not just a matter of preparing your heart and walking with the Lord, but also walking in the fellowship the Lord gives You. He is, and must be, the author and finisher of your faith. Willingly have Him lead you in all of your ways, for He alone knows all that is needed to perfect you, as has always been the goal. Follow the Lord now and always as He leads where you need to go.
Lord, help me to see that this is a relationship that will never end. You have come that all who believe might have life and have it abundantly. Guide me amidst the fellowship to which You have appointed me that I may be guided by what You know I need. Grant me a heart that receives Your direction and willingly learns the lessons You will teach me that I may be what You intend.
Come, Holy Spirit, and minister to me and through me. It is not just me, but also those around me whom You will influence and lead. You know all that I need and You are a constant presence. Guide me in Your goodness to see and hear as You guide me through this day and every day. Teach me what faithfulness means that I may live faithfully in Your guidance and with Your direction. Amen.