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“When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!”  (Revelation 6:3)

The Lord is continuously inviting us to come and follow Him.  We wander.  We go the way of the world.  We lose interest and do not faithfully follow the way of the Lord.  Come into His presence and stay where the Lord would have you abide.  Be guided by His goodness and mercy and know that the Lord is Lord of all, and His invitation is not a suggestion.  Come, learn what this means to and for you.

Lord, I am so conditional and want things the way I want them.  Help me to understand that everything is in Your hands and that apart from You there is nothing of value.  If something bad happens to me in this life, what is that?  I have the promise of eternity.  Is this not why Saint Paul wrote,“ to live is Christ and to die is gain”?  It is not a death wish, just the reality of this age.  Help me to live in the real world.

Lord, strengthen the resolve of my faith.  Do not let me be enticed by the wiles of this age, nor fall for the temptations that are common.  Guide me through the maze of nonsense in this world so that I may learn how to be steadfast in faith no matter what comes.  Lead me in Your goodness and grace to see more clearly each day the hope and promise that You give me.  Guide me now and always, dear Savior.  Amen.