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I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals” (Revelation 5:1).

The One who is, was, and shall be knows what will happen.  It is already written.  He sees.  He saw you yesterday and he sees you now.  He knows all because He sees all.  You have always had freedom to do as you will.  The question is whether you will give your will to Him and let His will be done in you.  Those who do so are the ones whose names are written in the book of life.

Lord, like Jacob, I do wrestle with You.  I want what I want, and I want it the way I want it.  I blame You when things do not turn out as I like, and I do not accept my own part in things.  Yet, by grace, You have given me promises so that I may live into the new man who does Your will on earth as it shall be done in heaven.  You are the judge I will face.  You who know all things know me.  I cling to the cross and look to You, dear Savior,  for the help I need.

Lord, let all pretense leave me.  Guide me in Your goodness to know that only by Your grace – Your death on the cross – do I have any hope whatsoever.  Even then, I will face You who knows my heart.  Lead me, O Lord, to walk humbly in Your presence and to be guided by You, the author and finisher of my faith.  As I walk up to Your throne, may I see a smile and not a frown.  Amen.