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“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord” (2 Timothy 1:1-2).

All of this is according to the promise of life that is in Jesus Christ, our Lord.  The promise is above all things.  The promise is of life.  How often do we just see it as so much religion, or a Sunday thing?  Jesus, God in the flesh, has given Himself to us so that we may have life and have it abundantly.  Come into the hope and promise He gives that You in order that you may know the truth of the faith which is yours.

Lord Jesus, too often I fall into the trap of the world and do not see things as they truly are.  Lead me deeper into the truth of the promise You have given me.  Guide me according to Your goodness to see that in You alone is hope.  You alone can give me the peace that this world cannot, for all authority belongs to You.  Guide me in faith Lord Jesus, for You know all that is needed and when and where it can be applied.

Lord Jesus, my Lord and God, lead me this day in the way of salvation.  Help me to cling to the promise You give so that I would now and forever abide in You, my Rock and Redeemer.  Help me through the struggles I will have this day so that I never let go of the promise You give.  Guide me to live by Your promises first and then all else that comes my way.  Help me to always hope in You beyond any mundane circumstances.  Amen.