I'm praying for my family, the Body of Christ and for YOU by name this morning according to Paul's prayer in Colossians 1:9-13, "... that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;"
I'm praying with you that you will know, and be filled with the knowledge of His will for your life, your family, for this year and even for this very day. I'm praying the Lord will give you His wisdom according to James 1:5 that He gives wisdom liberally and does not hold back, when we ask Him! I'm praying in agreement with you that your life will fully please Him, being fruitful in every good work and that you will be increasing today in the very knowledge of God. Amen! Expect it!
I want to focus on fully pleasing Him. I pray that this is the consuming cry of our hearts! That in this season of life until our last day on this earth, we would be committed to pleasing our Lord in all as Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:9"Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him." This is what matters. Oh that the meditation of our heart, the words of our mouth, and the way we live this life He has given us would please HIM. That we would live, not to please ourselves, not to please man, but to please our Lord in all. He is our audience of One. It is to Him we will give an account.
Now, we could survey our life right now and see that there are areas in which we are not fully pleasing Him. Your adversary will remind you of this continually. But, with childlike faith and a desire to want to please Him, we can receive forgiveness of our failures and great grace to go forward. We can't be consumed by our inadequacy and failure, but repent, receive His forgiveness and then rise up as redeemed, blood bought children of God, declaring "My Lord and My King, help me by Your grace this day to fully please you in all!"
This can become the prayer and prevailing attitude of our heart, and the Holy Spirit will Teach us and Help us moment by moment. He wants to touch this world through our yielded lives! You are His beloved. amy.