Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:25)
If only we could remember who God is! – Tozer
Am I pleasing to my Lord? He is always interceding for me. How is He praying for me? What do I need to unlearn by His grace? These thoughts are grabbing my attention this week.
I know the Lord is always praying that I remain pure. Therefore, I must not be:
- Weakened by any situation. Stand strong.
- Deceived in any persuasion. Walk wisely.
- Gentle with my emotions. Guard them diligently.
- Confused with immediate resolves. Focus on core issues.
- Fooled by immediate satisfaction. Anticipate the ramifications.
Pleasing the Lord is going to require Spirit-driven changes.
I must let the peace of Christ rule and the Word of Christ dwell in all I do. I must unlearn my definition of good and embrace His. I must cease fleeing from trials and problems which serve as unique tools to help me become like Christ, which is a primary importance to the Father. I must release any desire for greatness and adopt the posture of servant.
Lord, I am not sure I like to change very much. However, I realize that some changes are needed, in fact, change is always needed. I ask your Holy Spirit to bring about these changes. You decide what they should be. Help me remain pure and purely yours. May I embrace your ruling peace and indwelling Word. And, help me to be your servant each day and with each task.