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Humble My Heart | Kim Chipman
S~ For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings. Hosea 6:6 (NIV)
O~ The reading today (ch 4) begins with “Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites, because the Lord has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: ‘There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land.” God was bringing judgment for the sins of the Israelites. For their idolatry…”prostitution”…the prostitution of their hearts.
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
A~ I feel like this is a continual battle for me. The battle against idolatry…a wandering, drifting heart and mind. v4 says “Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears.” I resemble that remark.
You want my heart. You make that so clear.
P~ Help me to do better today than yesterday. And better yet tomorrow. Help me to remember. Humble me (that’s a scary prayer). Help me to acknowledge you in everything. Help my heart and mind to stay focused and not so easily distracted. I love You!
He enables us!! | Nikki Metzger
S~ …to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve Him without fear in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days. Luke 1: 74, 75 (NIV)
O~ This is part of Zechariah’s prophecy – praising God, and prophesying about Jesus and his son, John.
A~ I’m really comforted by the fact that Jesus enables us to serve Him without fear in holiness and righteousness. So really, the only thing that I do is allow His work in me.
P~ Good morning Lord! I love You! Enable me to serve You today and this week without fear and in holiness and righteousness!
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