Good morning, Lord Jesus. I speak out Your name and listen for Your leading, for Your sheep hear Your voice and the children of God are led by the Spirit of God. ...
"Listen to Me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called: I am He; I am the First, and I am the Last.... Assemble, all of you, and hear! ... Draw near to Me, hear this! From the beginning I have not spoken in secret, from the time it came to be I have been there. And now the Lord God has sent Me and His Spirit. Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you for your own good, who leads you in the way you should go" (Isaiah 48:12-17).
Lord, teach me how to listen. Teach me how to humble my heart to watch for Your coming and listen for Your leading. Don't let my words get in Your way. Instead, let Your words of spirit and life enter me and effect me; let them transform me and renew me; let them teach me and lead me. ...
As I listen this morning, it seem I hear You saying: "Listen, My beloved one. I form My thoughts in your mind and My desires in your heart, as you invite Me and embrace Me. This is how I form in you the mind of Christ. This is how I remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. This is how I make you more like Me every day. Give yourself completely over to Me and I am free to form My nature in you and express My nature through you." ...
Yes, Lord. I am transformed by the renewing of my mind and the softening of my heart by the moving of Your Spirit within me (Romans 12:2; Ezekiel 36:26). As I behold You in the worship of surrendering my soul and entrusting my heart to You and Your will and Your ways, You are changing me into Your "same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Corinthians 3:18 ).
In listening, I can hear. In yielding, I can follow. In surrendering, I am strengthened to become all You've created me to be, secure in my identity and fulfilling my destiny in You. So give me the grace to keep listening, to keep drawing near, to keep surrendering my soul and entrusting my heart -- morning by morning and moment by moment. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
My family, I pray this morning you draw near and listen to the Lord, surrounding your soul and entrusting your heart, be changed into His image from glory to glory -- morning by morning and moment by moment, in Jesus' name! Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friends!
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Gary Liederbach- Lead Follower
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