Sunday, January 31, 2016

Meditations on Hebrews 11:13-22

Meditation on Hebrews 11:13-22

LORD God, creator and redeemer, help me to desire your kingdom and righteousness more than simply the treasures of this time.  Help me to be a stranger and exile here that my heart might fully be committed to your eternal kingdom.   You have prepared a perfect city for me and are not ashamed to be called my God.  

Help me to live by faith in your promises in the Messiah Jesus.  Help me take actions that make sense only because your gospel is true.  Let me see what actions today the gospel demands of me to make if I live this day by faith in your sacrificial love.  

Let the words of my mouth, the deeds of my hands, and the attitudes of my heart be governed by faith in your promises of your redemptive kingdom coming to all the earth.  Lord give me a vision of your love, power, and plan.  Allow me to live by faith in that vision, power, and plan.  Lord have mercy now.

Revive us, renew us, restore us, and reform us for your glory, our good, and that we might be of some good to those who are in need in our lives.  Amen

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