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Ask God to orient or reorient you to himself. Confess any known sin. Thank him for his forgiveness. Be still and reflect on Jesus and his sacrifice for you. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to God’s word. Pray for others in your life that they too would know and love God today.
Psa. 25:1 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; 2 in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. 3 No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse. 4 Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; 5 guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
David’s expectation and experience was that the living God communicated with his people. God spoke through history, through experience, through nature, through the prophets, and through his Spirit. The prophets of the past and those during David’s lifetime spoke the word of God to him. But David was not just a king, he was also a prophet, God spoke to others through him.
Heb. 1:1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.
We want and need God to speak to us so we will know how we are to live our lives. We want to know and walk in his paths. God can give you specific direction regarding small or large decision points but whether he does or does not “speak” regarding some all the details of your life he has already “spoken” regarding the overall purpose and direction of your life.
In truth, the gospel informs all of the many details that make up our lives. In these “last days” (all the days since Jesus came until he returns), God has spoken to us by his Son. The life, words, and sacrifice of Jesus “speak” to us about who God is and what he wants for and from us.
How has God spoken to you about the purpose and direction of your life in the gospel? What specifically does this mean in regards to the details of your life?
*From what you have just read and considered what is a personal implication/application for your life today?
(Personalize this prayer for today, make it specific to the circumstances that face you.) Ask God to lead you through his Spirit as you go through your day. Ask him to bring to mind the truth of the gospel and its implications for what you will encounter today. Tell him “Yes” to his will today and ask him for his power and protection to live this “yes.” Ask him to create and reveal opportunities to proclaim the good news today. KEEP PRAYING THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY TODAY.