Come now, let us reason together,” says to the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)
Know And Follow
Let’s have a conversation. I want you to draw near to me. I want you to know me. I want you to live in an intimate relationship with me. I want you to live your life with and for me. I want to use you for my kingdom and glory. I want to bear an abundance of fruit through your life. I want to shine brightly as my witness in the darkness of this world. I want exactly what you want. I want to listen to your voice as you speak to me. I will draw near to you so you can draw near to me. I want you to know me and me to know you intimately. Nothing would please me more than to be used by you. I have no higher purpose or goal in life than to want to be used by you so I can bear an abundance of fruit for your glory. It is my prayer that you will set is me on fire so I can shine brightly for you. It is my hope that many will be drawn to you through what you will do in and through my life. We are in full agreement then? Yes, I believe that we both want exactly the same thing.
Is there anything that could get in the way of what you and I both want? Is there anything that could hinder all that you want to do in and through my life? What do you think? I’m sure that you already know the answers to your questions. I might. Tell me what is on your heart and in your mind. You have drawn me to you. I have turned away from my sins. I have asked for and received your forgiveness and cleansing from my sin. You have given me the gift of salvation. Yes, I have. You are my Lord and Savior. Yes, I am. I am following you. I have fully devoted my life to you. That is why I want what you want. That is why I even know what you want. Yes, it is. You have made me alive to you and dead to sin. I have been set free because of all that you have done for me on the cross. That’s right. What else do you want to say? I’m still thinking about the possibility of anything hindering the work that you want to do in and through my life. It is my prayer that nothing will ever hinder the work you want to do in and through me. I believe that you will keep drawing me to you and I will keep coming to you. I believe that you will keep working in my life and I will continue to allow you to work in my life. I believe that you will fulfill the desires that you have placed in my heart. I believe that you will strengthen me against temptation so that I will continue to live dead to sin and alive to you. You are both my Savior and my Lord. Yes, I am. I believe that you will guard and keep me by your power. Yes, I will. I believe that nothing will ever be able to thwart the work that you want to do in and through my life as I follow and serve you. Yes, that’s right. I will accomplish all my purposes and plans for your life as you follow and serve me. You will know and follow me wherever I lead you to do whatever I ask of you. Yes, I will.
Heavenly Father, thank you that I can talk to you about my sin. I will turn from all my sin. Thank you, for sending Jesus Christ as my Savior so I can be forgiven and cleansed of all my sin. Thank you that I can now come to know and follow you. Amen
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