Devotion for Sunday, August 05, 2018

“For our shield belongs to the Lord, and our king to the Holy One of Israel.  Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, and said, “I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people.”  (Psalm 89:18-19)

The Lord knows the times and events before they unfold.  He has given help to those who are His and grants strength to those He appoints.  Be among those whom the Lord knows and walk in His ways.  Know that Your days have been seen by the Lord and He goes before you.  Around you are the cloud of witnesses who join as those under the Lord’s guidance and protection.

Lord, help me to see that it is not a matter of my being special, but as one who has come under the provision of Your grace and mercy.  Lead me in the way You would have me go that I may now and always live according to Your will and walk in Your way.  Lift my spirit up to see in You the hope of glory and to know that You watch over all.  May I be found always as one who walks willingly in Your sight.

Lord, You have appointed the times and seasons.  You have appointed those who rule over us.  You are the One who unfolds history.  Guide me humbly to walk in Your presence and praise You who is worthy of all praise.  Lead me this day to do those things You appoint me to do knowing that all things work together for good for those who love You.  May I be dedicated to You this day and every day, my Lord and my God.  Amen.