“However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods” (Galatians 3:8).
We are tugged and pulled whether we like it or not. The world around us influences us. Will we follow what the world is saying loudly, or listen to the Holy Spirit who is speaking with a still, small voice? Come out of the world and into the presence of the Lord and know that He who formed you will conform you to the image of His Son. Be led by truth and not by the false winds of this age which blow where they will.
Lord, help me to see with clarity and know in truth that You have called me into Your eternal presence. Guide me by Your goodness to live into the life for which I have been created. Let me not fall down and worship the false gods of this age, but see Your hand in and through all that is around me. Lord, in You alone is there hope, for this is Your creation and You know the purpose for which all things have their being. Lead me, Lord, in truth, for Your Word is truth.
Word made flesh, my Lord and God, lead me out of the morass of this world and the waves that are battering on all sides. Guide me according to Your will that I may walk in the newness of life that You give by grace. Help me, O Lord, to stand firm amidst the chaos of this world and know that Your hand has me and that nothing in this world will ever be able to snatch me out of Your hand. Amen.