“If only you would prepare your heart and lift up your hands to him in prayer! Get rid of your sins and leave all iniquity behind you. Then your face will brighten with innocence. You will be strong and free of fear. You will forget your misery; it will be like water flowing away. Your life will be brighter than the noonday. Even darkness will be as bright as morning. Having hope will give you courage. You will be protected and will rest in safety. You will lie down unafraid, and many will look to you for help. Job 11:13-19 (NLT)
Prepare Your Heart
Would you like your face to be a brightful expression of joy that is in you? Would you like to be so filled with courage and strength that you have no need to fear? Would you like your problems to be downsized so they are forgotten like water that has gone under a bridge? Would you like your life to shine like the brightness of noonday? Would you like even dark days to seem bright as morning to you? Would you like your life to overflow with hope and courage? Would you like to be protected so that you can rest in safety? Would you like to lie down without fear so you can rest securely? Would you like others to look to you for help because they see all that you have in me? Wow, wow, wow, yes of course, I want all these things to be true in my life! How can these things be true for me? What must I do If I want to live this kind of life? You have asked very good questions. It is wise for you to know that you have a part in receiving all these things from me. You must do these things if you want all this to be true in your life. You have my full attention. I am listening attentively to you. Prepare your heart before me. Confess your sins to me. Leave your old sinful life in the world behind you. Focus your heart and mind and life on me. Live the new life that I have secured for you. Love, follow and serve me as your Savior and Lord. Allow me to change your heart, transform your mind, and guide your life. Let my word remain in you. Remain in my word. Let my word form the thoughts of your mind, words of your mouth and deeds of your life. Live your life in an intimate relationship with me. Meet with me in prayer. Meet with me in worship. Pour your heart out to me. Make your wants and needs know to me. Will you do these things? Yes Lord, I will. I will prepare my heart before you. I will confess my sins and leave my old sinful life behind me. I will pour heart my heart in prayer to you. These things I will keep on doing as I love and follow you as my Savior and Lord. That will be very good. Then all these things will be true in your life. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I will prepare my heart and surrender myself to you. I will confess my sins and leave them behind as I love, follow, and serve you. I will rely on you as I lift up my hands to you in prayer. Thank you for helping me throughout every twist and turn in life. Amen
Key Question… How are you guarding your heart and allowing it to be fully surrendered to the Lord?
Living It Out… Guard and prepare your heart so it can be fully surrendered to the Lord as you love, follow, and serve Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will help you through every twist and turn in life as you remain fully surrendered to Him.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are living a life that is fully surrendered to the Lord.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you guard and prepare your heart, so you be fully surrendered to the Lord.
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