Lord, I do love knowing Your Word. I love that throughout the day, Your Word is in my mind and in my mouth. I love how Your Word guides my steps and equips me.
Knowing that You are with me gives me strength. Knowing Your law gives me wisdom. Knowing that I am Yours gives me confidence. Lord, where would I be without Your Word? I know where I have ended up during times before when I chose to ignore Your Word and Your Holy Spirit. Those were times of loneliness and sin that left me with much regret.
In contrast, Lord, when I look back over the times in my life when I allowed You to truly be Lord of my life, I have no regrets. I never regret serving You. I never regret choosing to following Your Word, or the leading of Your Holy Spirit. I never regret trusting You, Lord. Thank You for the peace that comes from serving You.
Lord, surrendering to You means that I truly have freedom! There is freedom that comes from the peace of submitting to my Savior. In light of that, Lord, Your words truly are sweet to my taste. Your Word and Your Spirit are my treasures. Your faithfulness is the solid foundation that keeps me upright.
Sin no longer looks good when I know that it’s fruit is loneliness, bitterness, sadness, and regret. When I know that sin takes me away from You, Lord, I no longer want it. I want to be safe in the arms of my Father. I want to be in the shadow of Your wings; the apple of Your eye.
Lord, Pr. 20:7 says, “The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.” Lord, I want my children to be blessed because I chose to walk with You. I want my children to find the same trust and security in You that I have found.
I do not want them to have to find out the hard way, as I did, so I try to tell them of Your greatness and Your faithfulness when I can. Help me to keep Your Word on my lips, encouraging them and telling them of Your greatness. Oh, that their ears will be open to hear.
Let me walk in integrity, Lord, and be a living example of Your love and Your might for my children. Let their eyes be open to see. As You guide my steps, guide theirs ever closer to You, as well. I long that my children will know and trust and serve You. I long for them to live in the freedom that comes from serving You. I defy the bonds of sin that would threaten to ensnare them, in Jesus’ name.
As I meditate on Your Word today, Lord, let it drip from my tongue and taste sweeter than honey to my children, Father. Let them long for more.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.