Good morning, Lord!
Thank you for an adequate night’s sleep and a good start to the day. Thank you for your awesome mercy and grace! Thank you for the excitement inside me, burning away all the doubts and fears. I am excited again to greet each new day, wondering what WE will discover today together, my Shepherd and myself — heehee! Father, I thank you for helping me to be as faithful to you as I have been so far, through all these trials and disappointments and scary days. I thank you that you will continue to teach me and guide me and sustain me and grow me, Lord — through all the coming scary days! Help me to keep putting my little self into your big loving hands each day and each moment, turning over my fears and hurts and weaknesses to you, and allowing you to use whatever you plant and grow in me, to help others. Prepare me, Lord, for the future — in body, mind, spirit — and tangible and intangible resources! Amen. Thank you, Lord. 🙂
Colossians 2:6-10 ERV
You accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, so continue to live following him.
You must depend on Christ only, drawing life and strength from him. Just as you were taught the truth, continue to grow stronger in your understanding of it. And never stop giving thanks to God.
Be sure you are not led away by the teaching of those who have nothing worth saying and only plan to deceive you. That teaching is not from Christ. It is only human tradition and comes from the powers that influence this world.
I say this because all of God lives in Christ fully, even in his life on earth.
And because you belong to Christ you are complete, having everything you need. Christ is ruler over every other power and authority.
Lord, I truly believe that I DO have everything I need. Thank you for restoring my hope and increasing my faith! Please guide me each day, showing me what needs to be done next, to be ready as much as possible for whatever you have for us in the coming months. I give you my mind, my time, my hands, my health, my self. Prepare me for even greater dependence upon you. Thank you, Shepherd!