Good morning Father, thank You for this fabulous Friday morning! Those of us who love and fear You, Your holy people who are dear to Your heart thank You. Be a rock on which we may stand and live, a place where we may always run to in our times of need. You gave the order to save us and our eyes were opened and amazingly discovered that You were our rock and fortress. It was such a joy and a relief. We could finally find rest in Your arms.
O LORD, we cry to You for help; in the morning we offer our prayers before You. You are a righteous judge; You sit in judgment every day. Then, speaking to everyone, you said, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross everyday and follow me.’ Well, we took You up on that offer and do renounce ourselves, our own ambitions and drives, and lay aside everything that takes our eyes off of You.
Teach Us to Number Our Days! Teach us to number our days so we may apply our hearts to wisdom. Teach us to receive each day and all that it holds. We commit our day to You for good and not for evil. Teach us to follow Your guidance and directions for each step we take. Use us to bring comfort and encouragement to those we work with and meet today — as well as those we live with. In fact, change our hearts we we can live a life that our families will respect and admire. A life that will draw them to You. Sometimes we are flat out discourteous and selfish, so we need You to help us purge that from our lives.
We so desperately need You to change us! Open the eyes of our understanding so we can know You., Your will, Your ways not through some dark mystery, but fully aware of Your Kingdom at work in our lives!
We do thank You for your Word which, when we apply to our lives, slowly, day-by-day changes us. Penetrate our hearts by the power of Your Holy Spirit. We yield to Your will and ways and joyfully submit to Your instructions.
Order our steps because this Fabulous Friday is the day that You have made for us, and we WILL rejoice and be glad in it. ~Nickolas Hiemstra