I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.
Lord, thank You for Your Word and very real presence this morning!! You are good and Your mercy endures forever. Lord, I ask You reveal Your holiness through this vessel. When I'm tempted to close my arms tight, cause me to open them wider, to ALL OF YOU. Thank You for cleansing and washing sin away - for Your name's sake. Thank You for causing us to no longer worship idols. Help us to see what those idols are - those things occupying our hearts, minds and time, rather than You. Thank You for not living in our heart, but REPLACING the one we had with a new one! Father, thank You for YOUR Spirit living WITHIN. Your Spirit that leads, guides, comforts, and advocates on our behalf.
I pray this morning we come to a FULL AWARENESS of Your Spirit living within us. Causing us to #RiseUp. Causing us to stand. Protecting us from every single power and principality that would love to steal Your living testimony in our lives. Why? Because You are concerned about Your holy name, and You care about and pay attention to us (v22, 9). You said Your Spirit would live within Your people over six hundred years before Christ. Thank You for Your faithfulness, continuing to make it so thousands of years later. We thank You and praise You, in Jesus Christ's Name we pray, Amen ❤