Read: For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12
Respond: Thank You for Your Word, Lord, that pierces through my sinful thoughts and intentions and turns me back to Truth. Thank You for the wisdom of Your Word. Thank You for Jesus, the Living Word. I praise You that He proclaimed the truth, that truth which is the foundation of our faith and true godly living. Thank You that He delighted to do your will and that as I read Your Word, Your law is written on my heart.
Read: So, Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. – John 5:19
Respond: I praise You that the Lord Jesus lived His life without sin, that He was in total oneness with You, Father. There was nothing false or deceitful in Him. He was perfect and His intentions were always righteous and holy. Thank You that Jesus gave me an example of dependence upon you by withdrawing for a time alone in Your presence. Thank You that He was attentive to Your voice and sensitive to Your working. Thank You that He lived in complete dependence on You and that His heart was always to glorify His Father in Heaven. Thank You that He demonstrated how I am to live and serve, completely depending on Him.
Read: I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. – John 15:5
Respond: Abiding in Jesus’ presence, focusing on Him daily and beholding His glory gives me life. Thank You that as I focus on Your Son, His Spirit, working in me, transforms me into His image and this pleases You. Jesus, full of grace and truth, pleased You in every way and glorified You in all that He did. He is the perfect example for how to live. The more I come to know Jesus the more I am strengthened and the more I desire to be like Him. Thank You for the work of transformation in my life as I cling to and yield to Your Son, in whose name I pray, amen.
Abide in the presence of the Almighty today. Make it your aim to glorify Him in all things as Jesus glorified the Father.
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Inspired by Ruth Myers, 31 Days of Praise
Meyers, Ruth. 31 Days of Praise. Sisters: Multnomah Publishers, Inc., 1997.