Devotion for Monday, May 7, 2018

“And in their heart they put God to the test by asking food according to their desire. Then they spoke against God; they said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?” (Psalm 78:18-19)

The Lord is able to fulfill all desires, but He loves us enough to grant only what we need and not what we want. We do not even know what we want. We live in this flesh and seek to have its desires filled. Move away from being driven by slavery of the body to live the life for which you have been created to live. Know that only in the Lord will the desire of righteousness be fulfilled.

Lord, You have given me a heart that desires You and yet there still remains this fleshly heart that battles against the Word You have spoken. Save me from myself and the conflict within that I may be guided by Your Spirit and walk upright before You all the days of my life. Lead me, O Lord, to become what You know I will be and guide me according to Your never-failing truth.

Truth made flesh, Jesus my Savior, I need You each and every day to hold my hand and guide me from where I am to where I need to be. Lead me this day in the way I need to go and help me not to rebel against Your leading. In the love of the Father, lift me up from the pit and hold me fast that I may do what is pleasing in Your sight and listen as the Holy Spirit speaks to me. Amen.