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“And a voice came from the throne, saying, “Give praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, you who fear Him, the small and the great” (Revelation 19:5).

It all boils down to this: will you praise and thank the Lord?  There are those whose lives center upon themselves, and there are those whose lives become centered in the One who made them.  The latter seem to be the minority.  Are you a part of the minority?  Small or great does not matter.  What matters is whether true life has been revealed to you and is in you.  True life is centered upon the Lord.

The old life is still entrenched in me, Lord.  I think about myself and act according to what is right in my own mind.  Help me by directing me to the true center.  I do not have a reliable internal compass, but I need one.  I need to be pointed at You always.  You have the words of eternal life; for You are the Word made flesh.  Guide me away from myself and direct me toward love for You and others.

Lord Jesus, You have given me the word of life.  You have pointed me in the right direction.  You have put me upon the path of life.  Guide me in the way You know I need to go.  Help me to humbly walk with You, my Lord and God, and know that You alone are worthy of all praise.  It matters not what I think I am; whom You have made me and what You are making of me does.  Lead me in Your truth.  Amen.