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“For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit” (1 Peter 4:6).

The law already judges us and finds us in need.  At just the right time, the Lord has come so that we may know that He paid the price we could not pay in order to live according to the law of the spirit.  Upon which will you depend?  Your ability which will end in failure, so trust in the Lord who has provided the only means to become what God has always desired?  Come then and live by the salvation you have been given in Christ.

You know where I follow myself while giving lip-service to You Lord.  Guide me away from myself and into You.  Help me understand more fully the truth of the Word You have placed in me.  Help me to live by the truth of the spirit knowing that this body of flesh is as good as dead.  Through all things, lead me in the way of everlasting life in order that I may now and always be with You.

Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of Your faithful.  Kindle in me the fire of Your love.  Send me as Your servant into the world that through my work in and by You, others may know of Your love.  Lead me to be honest, humble, and true to the call You have placed upon me.  Lead me as You know I need to be led.  Guide me as You know I need to be guided.  You are Lord and I desire to follow You where You lead.  Amen.