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“To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 5:11).

As if it could be any other way, but imagine, what if all the power and glory did not belong to the God of all peace?  You do not have to imagine.  It would be hell.  Wherever you see those who seek their own will, you see those who do not want to live in heaven.  Heaven is the place of peace where the God of all peace dwells in majesty.  Turn your heart to the Lord and learn to live in the truth He has revealed and learn to walk in all His ways in order that you may be conformed to the image of His Son.

Lord, how simple it all is when you step back and see things as they are and as they must be.  You are God and there is no other.  You will reign, as You must.  All honor and glory is yours.  Help me to live into this reality that, by grace, I would go through those times where I want my will to be done and reject this for Your will to be done.  Help me to see that only in You is there a true future basking in the glory of Your light and life.

Lord Jesus, the One through whom all things have their being, guide me now and forever in order that I would come humbly into the Father’s presence and live out His will.  Take me far from the place of pride and humble me to serve with a right heart.  Through all that happens around me, guide me in Your goodness and mercy now and forever.  Lead me, O Lord, and help me to follow You each step of the way.  Amen.