Good morning, Lord Jesus. Make me more like You today. ...
"We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies" (Romans 8:22-23).
We all have a destiny of greatness. We are all groaning for greatness. We are all yearning to be all we were created to be. We're yearning to be all You created us to be: forgiven for our sins, filled with Your Spirit, filled with your power and peace, and fulfilling our destiny as the sons and daughters of the King we are. May we settle for nothing less. As we seek to fill our hunger and fulfill our greatness and redemption in you, may we not try to satisfy our hunger with personal greatness and popularity, material possessions, and careers. May we hunger and thirst for more: more of You, more of Your love, more of Your grace, more of Your nature in our hearts and Your power in our lives.
Lord, let it be so. Set us free from complacency and give us fresh passion. Deliver us from the poverty of lacking a zeal for You and the fulfillment of Your Word and Your will in our lives. With an increasing, insatiable hunger for Your kingdom and Your righteousness, we're groaning for greatness in You (Matthew 6:33). And as we do, Your Word will be fulfilled: "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled!" (Matthew 5:6).
Hear God’s words for you, "Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it -- the Lord is His name: Call to Me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known... I am going to bring (you) recovery and healing; I will heal (you) and reveal to (you) abundance of prosperity and security.... And (you) shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise and a glory before all the nations of the earth who shall hear of all the good that I do for (you); they shall fear and tremble because of all the good and all the prosperity I provide for (you)!" (Jeremiah 33:2-9)
My family,I pray you will be filled with a hunger and thirst for righteousness, that you groan for greatness, and that you will settle for nothing less than the greatness in the Lord and the great and awesome things He desires in you and through your life, in Jesus' name! Please pray the same of me. God bless you, my friends!
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