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Nov 3

Good morning, Father.
Lord, today I am performing open heart surgery on my websites, and I ask you to be my surgeon. Please steady my hands and strengthen my heart. I give all 25 of my domains to you, along with the last 14 years of work I have put into them. Part of me kinda wishes I could just start over from scratch, but you seem to be encouraging me to use what I have as a foundation to build upon. I know I can count on you, Shepherd, no matter what. Please give me courage and wisdom, and please don’t let me mess things up. Help me to be bold and courageous and just get it done. Amen.

 
1 Peter 2:4-11 ERV

The Lord Jesus is the living stone. The people of the world decided that they did not want this stone. But he is the one God chose as one of great value. So come to him. 
You also are like living stones, and God is using you to build a spiritual house. You are to serve God in this house as holy priests, offering him spiritual sacrifices that he will accept because of Jesus Christ. 
The Scriptures say, “Look, I have chosen a cornerstone of great value, and I put that stone in Zion. Anyone who trusts in him will never be disappointed.” 
So, that stone brings honor for you who believe. But for those who don’t believe he is “the stone that the builders refused to accept, which became the most important stone.” 
For them he is also “a stone that makes people stumble, a rock that makes people fall.” People stumble because they don’t obey what God says. This is what God planned to happen to those people. 
But you are his chosen people, the King’s priests. You are a holy nation, people who belong to God. He chose you to tell about the wonderful things he has done. He brought you out of the darkness of sin into his wonderful light. 
In the past you were not a special people, but now you are God’s people. Once you had not received mercy, but now God has given you his mercy. 
Dear friends, you are like visitors and strangers in this world. So I beg you to keep your lives free from the evil things you want to do, those desires that fight against your true selves. 
People who don’t believe are living all around you. They may say that you are doing wrong. So live such good lives that they will see the good you do, and they will give glory to God on the day he comes. 

 
Lord, please help me to remember that you have already built what is most important, and that anything I build (or accidentally destroy!) here is of no real consequence. I can put all my concerns in your hands, and trust you to protect me and all my little intellectual properties and digital assets. The whole way through, I have given my business to you, always trying to do things your way, even when it got me a lot of criticism from those who do not understand and may never understand. Father, please help me to continue to do it all your way, in your timing. There are a GREAT many things I want to build, so many things I want to learn and do and share with others. I give you all that I have done, and all that is in my desire to do, all that I’ve made, and all that I’ve imagined. I am yours and my business is yours, my income is yours and my heart and time and hands are all yours. I trust you completely, my Shepherd. Lead me in the way that I need to go, and help me to trust and rest in your peace. Amen.

 

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