Reading: Isaiah 45-48; Psalm 119:33-64
Father, you made the earth and stretched out the heavens. You command the oceans and fill them. Oh, the wonders of your strength! You speak the Truth and declare what is right. You deserve and desire the glory of all nations. To you every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. All of your grace and mercy, wrath and justice bring glory to your name. O Lord, give me understanding so that I can keep your laws. Keep me from wasting my time with things that keep me from following your ways. I want to delight in, love, and meditate on your Words. In them is life; without them is death. Thank you for your promises which bring hope in times of affliction. Thank you for blessing me through the years. Forgive me for the times I have not obeyed you. May this be true and me and my family: “I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments” (Ps. 119:60). It is so easy for me to read your Word and just go about my day. Let it not be so! If my life does not change each day from reading your Word then I am wasting bout our time. Help me obey your Word quickly and joyfully. Let me not run from your commands, but to them. Any delay is to my shame, but my obedience is to your glory.