Good morning, Lord.
Thank you for the peaceful and pretty productive day yesterday, and thank you for the unexpected gift from my husband’s family. Thank you for the opportunity to get more art supplies! 😀 Father, I also thank you for the provision of my husband’s new work opportunity, and I ask you to bless his efforts and continue to give him favor with his boss and with his customers. Protect him and keep him safe, Lord. Thank you, Shepherd!
Luke 10:17-24 ERV
When the 72 followers came back from their trip, they were very happy. They said, “Lord, even the demons obeyed us when we used your name!”
Jesus said to them, “I saw Satan falling like lightning from the sky.
He is the enemy, but know that I have given you more power than he has. I have given you power to crush his snakes and scorpions under your feet. Nothing will hurt you.
Yes, even the spirits obey you. And you can be happy, not because you have this power, but because your names are written in heaven.”
Then the Holy Spirit made Jesus feel very happy. Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth. I am thankful that you have hidden these things from those who are so wise and so smart. But you have shown them to people who are like little children. Yes, Father, you did this because it’s what you really wanted to do.
“My Father has given me all things. No one knows who the Son is–only the Father knows. And only the Son knows who the Father is. The only people who will know about the Father are those the Son chooses to tell.”
Then Jesus turned to his followers. They were there alone with him. He said, “It is a great blessing for you to see what you now see!
I tell you, many prophets and kings wanted to see what you now see, but they could not. And they wanted to hear what you now hear, but they could not.”
Lord, I ask you to help me to be humble and willing and teachable, like a little child. Rebuke me when I THINK I know something, and help me to remember that the only thing I actually DO know for sure is that you are Faithful. Cleanse me, Lord, and make me more pleasing to you. Let me hear your voice and obey your guidance. And please help my heart tomorrow, when I am alone on my birthday, or so it is expected. Help me to not slip into any stupid pity-party, but instead remember that you are with me always, so I am never alone. Thank you, Father.