Hallelujah, praise the living God for another day to pray for you all and be used by Him. Today I offer this line from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
“Obedience to the call of Jesus never lies within our own power.”
Matthew 19:25 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
25 When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?”
Abba, in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your servant praises You. Thank You for calling Your servant and for the power You provided that made possible this new life. Thank You for meeting our every need with mercy and grace. Yours is a perfect judgment and Your ways are all true. Help us to make our choices lead towards You and the light and keep all evil away from our paths. Forgive us, Father, for our disobedient nature. Cleanse us as many times as we need and allow the guilt to spurn us toward good works. Protect us and keep us from any condemnation and shame and be our chain breaker and destroyer of the sinful strongholds in our lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.