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“We have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you are doing and will continue to do what we command.  May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ” (2 Thessalonians 3:4-5).

When we walk in the way of the Lord, we are not free agents.  Many act that way, but Christianity is a kingdom, a marriage between the bride and the bridegroom.  We do well to not reflect the world, but to reflect Scripture.  Come into the right relationship with the Lord and be led by Him as He leads you into eternity.  Learn to obey all that He commands in accordance with the Great Commission.

Lord, You have offered to teach me these things, but I seem to want to put my twist on them.  Take me back to the roots of faith where I do things the way You have told me to do them.  You do not change so why should Your ways change?  Teach me to accept all that You command and through whom You send to command.  In and through all things, guide me by Your Word according to Your purposes.

Lord Jesus, You have come so that we may be freed from the traps of this age.  Guide me, O Lord, in order that I would humbly walk in the way You would have me walk.  Help me according to Your purposes to see that in You alone is all hope and an eternal future.  Lead me to know that in You is all life and through You alone, life eternal.  Teach me to look to You alone always.  Amen.