This week a man shared with me three words I pray I hold onto for as long as I have breath: “Guard your Sabbath.”
While living in Virginia, Saturday morning has become my Sabbath. I anticipate waking up in the arms of Christ and spending uninterrupted time with him for as long as he wants. I pray I continue to guard my Sabbath, whenever that may be each week, for the rest of my life.
I want to share with you a portion from my prayer time with Jesus yesterday morning. I pray it encourages you to set aside time for your own Sabbath with the King.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
“…Christ lives within you… The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. …we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory” –Romans 8:10, 11, 23
Christ lives within me. The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in me. I have the Holy Spirit within me as a foretaste of future glory.
Father, I am blown away by the truth that you have made a forever home in me. I am in awe that it pleases you to indwell me.
Your love for me is too great to understand. I am so unworthy of your love, but you love me anyway. For while I was still just a sinner, you loved me enough to die for me.
Jesus, you died for me. I owe my whole life to you. My whole heart belongs to you.
I don’t know if I will ever be able to comprehend your grace. You are too great for words. All you have done for me is like a dream, yet I know you are true life.
Thank you for loving me in every moment of each day. Your love for me will never waver. Your grace will always come through for me. I am covered in your grace. I am wrapped up in love with you.
Help me to grow in love with you each day. I don’t ever want to get used to your love. I don’t ever want to lose the wonder of you living in me.
Each day I want to be enthralled by your beauty. Each morning I want to be awakened by your love. Each night I want to be drawn into your presence.
Hold me by the hand and carry this bride of yours through life. Wherever you are is where I want to be.
You are my greatest love. You are my utmost delight. You are my closest friend. You are my very life. Your light lights up my darkness and your truth sets me free. Your Spirit draws me in and you overwhelm me.
I want to be so in love with you that I can’t help but look at life with you in mind. Don’t let me neglect you Father, I don’t want to stray from your commands.
Let me be a picture of you everywhere I go. When people see me, let them see you – give them hope.
Spend me for your glory in every moment I have breath. I don’t want to make a life for me. I want to trust you for your best.
Soften my heart to be shaped by you. I want to go where you send me and stay where you want me to.
Stir my heart to pray often and to pray big. Grant me complete belief behind every word I pray. Quiet my soul to let you guide me in my prayers so they might be according to your will.