“Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved” (Philippians 4:1).
The world is constantly moving. It really is moving in circles if anyone takes the time to see. There is nothing new under the sun. But most people do not pay attention and so, driven by sin and calling it good, the circles continue. But you have been called by God out of the insanity of this world to join with Him for eternity. Will you stand? Will you stand firm? Or will you be tossed about?
Lord, this world is crazy. People rush about and for what? People are doing what has been done before and failed, but they think it is a new thing. Help me to see through these things and then to look to You for all guidance. Teach me how to stand firm. Teach me how to be unmoved by the wickedness of this world. Teach me how to be like You that I would learn eternity.
Come, Holy Spirit, and minister in my heart so that the gift of grace purchased by Jesus would richly dwell in me. Come, Holy Spirit, and open my eyes to see all truth. Let me not be carried away by the insanity of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of my mind in You. Through all things that come my way, shape me into the image of Christ. Guide me according to Your purpose now and forever. Amen.