Morning by Morning, October 20 - Trusting the Security of God's Sovereignty
Good morning, Lord Jesus. King of kings and Lord of lords, be King and Lord of my heart and my life today. ...
"The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He will" (Proverbs 21:1).
In the mystery of both Your will and our freedom -- all at the same time -- there's a place to trust in the security of Your sovereignty. In that place, even our bad choices can be used for Your purposes and even what was meant for evil can be worked together for good (Genesis 50:20). Trusting in the security of Your sovereignty, "we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28).
So move in our hearts, Holy Spirit. And move in the hearts of those who have authority and influence over our lives and our land. Turn these hearts like a stream of water "wherever (You) will" to work together for good.
You honor the choices we make in the freedom a true relationship of love with You requires, as You "set before (us) life and death, blessings and curses" and invite us always to "choose life so that (we) and (our) descendants may live, loving the Lord (our) God, obeying (You), and holding fast to (You)..." (Deuteronomy 30:19). In the sovereignty of Your will, You also seek to move in the heart of "one who worships (You) and obeys (Your) will" in the freedom of will You allow (John 9:31). And in the sovereignty of Your will, You also give us over to the consequences of the choices we make, even when it breaks Your heart and hurts our lives (Romans 1:28-32). And all the while, You are always at work in our hearts and our world to unfold Your plans according to Your word and Your will (Isaiah 55:11; Matthew 5:11).
By the power of the grace of God at work within me and the hearts of all who have authority and influence over me, I'm choosing to trust in the security of Your sovereignty. As in the prayers of the first generation of Your Church who turned to You, trusted in You, and "raised their voice together to (You) and said, 'Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth, the sea, and everything in them,' may we cry out to You and welcome You to come have Your way in our lives and in our land for the purposes of Your glory (Acts 4:24). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
I pray you'll find peace and hope for your life and our land, trusting in the security of God's sovereignty. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!