Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)
Here I am Lord. It’s me again. I’m here to meet with you. I’m in this sacred place. It is our special time. There is no place I would rather be than in your presence. There is nothing I would rather do than seek you with all my heart. I want to know you intimately. I want to follow you closely. I want to do your will. I want to live in ways that please you. So, I have stopped all my activity. My heart and mind and life are focused on you. What do you want to say to me? What do you want to show me? What do you want to do in me? What do you want to do for me? What do you want to do through me? I am excited to be on my walk of faith in you. I believe in you. I trust you. I am relying on you. That is very good.
Thank you for all the rewards you have brought into my life as I have been earnestly seeking you with all my heart. What rewards have I brought into your life as you have earnestly sought me? You have healed my bruised and battered and broken life as I rested in your presence. You have refreshed me. You have revived me. You have restored me. You have guarded and guided me as I have followed you. As I have meditated on your word, you have been changing my heart and transforming my mind. You have given me new thoughts to think, words to speak and deeds to do. You have made me able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. You have made me able to shine brightly as your witness in the world. But, best of all you are helping me to come to know you. I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. You have drawn near to me as I have drawn near to you. Living and walking in a love relationship with you has become the joy of my life. That is very good.
What would you like to ask of me? I want to know you better. I want to draw nearer. I want to go deeper. I want to love you more intensely. I want to shine more brightly for you. I want to be used more fully by you. I want to bear more fruit for you kingdom and bring more glory to your name. Do you believe that I will hear and answers these prayers of yours? Yes, I do. That is very good.
Father, it is my priority and plan to seek you with all my heart. I want to know you intimately. I want to follow you closely. I want to accomplish the purpose and plan you have for my life. I want to fully live in ways that please you. Thank you for these desires. Amen
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