I DRAW NEAR TO YOU, GOD
Lord, I give thanks for Your greatness, your goodness, and your love, and I now draw near to enjoy your presence.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of gladness more than your companions. (Psalm 45:6-7)
One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works.
Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome works,
And I will proclaim Your great deeds. (Psalm 145:4-6)
Take a moment to consider God’s awesome majesty and thank Him that He loves you and wants an intimate relationship with you.
THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE
The Lord does not see as man sees. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)
Jesus knew all men, and had no need for anyone’s testimony about man, for He knew what was in man. (John 2:24-25)
I LISTEN TO YOUR WORDS OF TRUTH
Christ must increase; I must decrease. (John 3:30)
MY RESPONSE TO YOU, LORD
The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. (Proverbs 12:5)
I will walk properly as in the daytime, not in revellings and drunkenness, not in promiscuity and debauchery, not in strife and jealousy. Rather, I will put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision to gratify the lusts of the flesh. (Romans 13:13-14)
Lord, I thank You that You look at the heart and not at outward appearances. I pray that Christ would increase in my life, and I ask that I would live in His power and turn away from the lusts of the flesh.