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“[A]nd he had in his hand a little book which was open. He placed his right foot on the sea and his left on the land; and he cried out with a loud voice, as when a lion roars; and when he had cried out, the seven peals of thunder uttered their voices” (Revelation 10:2-3).

No matter where you are, the word of the Lord goes forth.  Will you live into the life to which you have been called through your baptism, or will you live doing what you think is right?  This has always been the question that has been set before us by the Lord.  What will you do?  You can live a few years and then forever die to the Lord or live now and always in the Lord’s presence.

Lord, whether you are talking about the end of the age here, or just my life, it really is the same.  I have no choice concerning the events that will unfold around me.  I never have had a real choice.  I react to my circumstances.  Help me to see that I no longer need to do that.  Instead, aid me to react to Your purpose and presence.  Guide me in Your goodness and mercy to do what is right in Your sight always.

Thank You, Lord, for being persistent.  Thank You for being patient.  You have given me the opportunity to be a part of Your kingdom.  The saints have been praying for two thousand years to be done with this age, but You have waited.  Let me not be driven by the circumstances, but by You and live into the truth of eternity.  Guide me in the way of  ever-lasting life into Your arms of mercy.  Amen.