Heavenly Father, You are God and You are Lord of All. There is no one and there is nothing that compares to You for You alone are the Almighty Everlasting Father. Above You, there is no other. The new year, O Lord, is just around the corner. Help me to end this year strong and to remain steadfast in the new year 2019. Thank You for guiding me and leading me in Your way. Father, I ask You to continue to guide me in all my ways and to direct my steps as I put my trust in You and acknowledge You in all my ways. Apart from You, O Lord, I can do nothing. In You, I can do all things because You are the One who gives me strength. You are my Hope and You are my Refuge. I cling to You, O God, for You are my Deliverer and Your words sustain me. Father, I delight in You, and because I delight in You, I know You will grant me my heart’s desire. Father, draw close to me as I draw close to You. Help me to remember there is freedom in submitting to You and walking in obedience to Your will and to Your ways. Be the Light which illumines the path I am to walk. Show me the Ancient Path, the good way, that I may walk along the Ancient Path and find rest for my soul. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
“So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.” -Galatians 5:16
REFLECTION: “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20 NLT). You are under no obligation to do what your sinful natures urges you to do because the Holy Spirit empowers you to live a pure and holy life before God. Every day is a choice to submit yourself to God to live in accordance with His Word. Therefore, since you are in Christ, you no longer live by the dictates of your sinful nature. Now you are letting your mind be controlled by the Holy Spirit, and because you are letting the Holy Spirit have His way in your life, you are being led by Him. When the Holy Spirit convicts you letting you know something is wrong, stop what you are doing and listen to Him. It is important to be aware that if you compromise on one sin, it will be easy to fall into one sin after another. You will not be able to show a life of victory in Christ if you continually compromise and give into temptation. Keep your eyes open to what the Spirit has to show you and keep your ears open to hear His voice.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank You for giving me Your Holy Spirit to guide me into all truth. Help me to learn from You what You want me to learn. Let me sit at Your feet to hear You speak. I ask that You continually fill me with Your Spirit to overflow so that I might be able to do Your will and carry out whatever it is You ask me to carry out. Thank You for guiding me this far, and I pray that You continue to guide me as I follow Your ways. Help me to remain steadfast in You so that I will not compromise. May I always seek Your truth and walk uprightly before You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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