Monday, November 30, 2015

Look up, Stand up

Father God, we know we have a destiny and a purpose. You knew us from before we were born, before the foundations of the earth. You predestined us to be conformed to the image of Your son--Jesus. Lord Jesus, we keep our eyes on You, not on those around us. We will not compare ourselves, our family, our church or our city, with others, but we keep our eyes on You Lord. We are changed into Your image from glory to glory. As we look at You--Your glory--and as we look intently into Your Word, we see who we are. We won't walk away and forget what we look like but will be doers of Your Word and changed to look like You. (Ephesians 1:3-5, Romans 8:28-30, James 1:25, 2 Corinthians 3:18).

Let it be clear that we are Your people. Let our identity be with You. We don't want to blend in with the sin of the world, but we look up, stand up and draw close to You. You are our refuge, we don't need to fear. (Psalm 91). We pray for those who would oppose us, just as You, Jesus, died for the very ones who were crucifying You. We release the high praises of God from our mouths and hold the two-edged sword of Your Word in our hands. (Psalm 149, Revelation 1:16, Hebrews 4:12). With Your Word we stand against every evil way, honoring You in every area of our life. As we go and live our daily lives, we thank You for Your Holy Spirit who helps us, teaches us, leads us and guides us in all of our ways.

Re-prayer November 2012