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“(For the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:9).

Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.  This is at the heart of learning obedience.  Even in this statement, there is grace, for it is in the pursuit that the reality comes.  Do not be one who tries to harmonize the wickedness of this world, nor apologize for the goodness of the Lord, but one who lives into the life for which you have been called through grace.  In Him alone is life and liberty.

Lord, You have said that if I abide in You, I will bear fruit.  Let me understand more fully the fruit You are causing to grow in me so that I would do nothing that hinders Your work in me.  The world hates You and therefore me, but You are greater.  Let Your will flourish in all I say and do in order that I would learn and do what is pleasing in Your sight.  Lord, be the One who is leading my life.

Lord Jesus, You have come to establish new management in my life.  Let me step into the background so that You would indeed be the One who leads me in all my ways.  Let me do as You would do.  Let me do as You would have me do.  Guide me to learn obedience and do those things which are pleasing in the Father’s sight.  Through all that happens, grow in me Your likeness, Lord Jesus.  Amen.

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