From Simple Prayers, Day 118
I DRAW NEAR TO YOU, GOD
God, I want Your Word to be deeply implanted in me so that I not only know the truth, but also express it in the way I live.
My soul waits in hope for the Lord;
He is my help and my shield.
My heart rejoices in Him,
Because I trust in His holy name.
Let Your unfailing love be upon us, O Lord,
Even as we put our hope in You. (Psalm 33:20–22)
Take a moment to affirm the truth of these words from Scripture and ask God to make them a growing reality in your life.
THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE
Your testimonies, which You have commanded, are righteous and trustworthy. Your righteousness is everlasting, and Your law is truth. (Psalm 119:138, 142)
Has any other people heard the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as the children of Israel have, and lived? Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, by miraculous signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great and awesome deeds, like all the things the Lord God did for Israel in Egypt before their very eyes? The Israelites were shown these things so that they might know that the Lord, He is God; there is no other besides Him. Out of heaven He made the children of Israel hear His voice to discipline them. On earth He showed them His great fire, and they heard His words out of the midst of the fire. Because He loved their fathers, He chose their descendants after them, and He brought them out of Egypt by His presence and His great power; He drove out from before the Israelites nations greater and mightier than they, to bring them in and to give them their land as an inheritance. (Deuteronomy 4:33–38)
I LISTEN TO YOUR WORDS OF TRUTH
Faith is the reality of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to Him must believe that He exists, and that He is a rewarder of those who earnestly seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
MY RESPONSE TO YOU, LORD
Your commandments will be upon my heart, and I will teach them diligently to my children and talk about them when I sit in my house and when I walk along the way and when I lie down and when I rise up. (Deuteronomy 6:6–7)
A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. (Proverbs 13:1)
Lord, I thank You for Your truth and for Your mighty works on behalf of Your people. I ask that I would please You by walking in faith and that I would impart Your Word to others.