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“And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God,  saying, “We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign” (Revelation 11:16-17).

Two of the disciples asked Jesus if they could be on His right and left.  Do not look to what you shall be, for we cannot know, but give thanks that you are included amongst the redeemed.  This world strives for position and power.  That all belongs to our Lord.  Learn how to worship the Lord in all circumstances and be thankful that He has opened your eyes to see and your ears to hear.

Lord, in this crazy world I am often tossed about by the prevailing words of men.  Guide me, Lord, to look to You who shall reign forever and ever.  Guide me to know that in Your hands alone is the future.  You have already overcome, and You await the ending of all who will come to You, to come to You.  In the meantime, lead me according to Your Word and help me to follow You always.

Lord Jesus, I not only need You to redeem me; I need You to help me learn all that I need to learn in order to become like You.  Guide me in the way of everlasting life.  Show me the will of the Father.  Lead me as You know I need to be led.  In all things, help me to overcome the temptations of this world that I may consistently and humbly praise You throughout all that will come in my life.  Amen.