Oh Lord, how I love You! Today I pray that You will use me. Don’t let me get so caught up in worldly endeavors that I forget your eternal agenda in the midst of life. Give me spiritual eyes to see the important matters of life, and the resolve to give them priority. People that I love are blind and held captive by the evil one. I pray You use me to help them see, so that you can free them. Give me the wisdom and love needed to speak truth. Help me be more afraid for their souls than their reaction to my words. Your truth offends those who are perishing, yet it is the very thing that liberates. I guess it’s much like life-saving surgery. Give me the skill to use your 2-edged sword in a way that penetrates to soul and spirit, revealing the thoughts and intentions of the heart without damaging their spirits. I have seen your Word misused too many times. I know it is not my place to judge, but to proclaim truth. Let love be my only motive—not fear, not pride, not self-righteousness. It is your kindness that leads us to repentance so remove any remnant of impatience in me, and let me reflect your amazing kindness. I surrender myself now and ask that You would magnify yourself in my life today. Amen  

Dear Child, rest in Me today. The answer to your prayer can only happen as you wait on Me. That is where your strength is found. Abide in Me and in my love. Apart from Me you can do nothing. My Spirit dwells in you. Therefore, remember who you are and walk in the Spirit. My purpose for you is to bear fruit, and I have equipped you. Your obligation is to surrender your will and resources to Me daily. Remember it is my doing and my burden, not yours. You are simply to allow Me to shine through you. When you do, love will be your guide, because I am love. Love is patient, so your impatience will not be able to surface as you stay surrendered to Me. Anxiety and fear will have no place in your life, because my perfect love will cast them out. Your life will radiate with my kindness, and some will come to Me as a result. Keep your eyes on Me, and enjoy fellowship with Me. In my presence you will find peace and joy that will overflow into the lives of others. Overflow requires no action on the part of the vessel. It must only be available; therefore, yield yourself to Me and from your innermost being rivers of living water will flow out to a dying and thirsty world.   Hebrews 4:12, Rom. 2:4, Is. 40:31, John 15:1-17, 1 Jn. 4:8 & 18, Jn. 7:38