Morning by Morning, March 13 - "Heads Held High!"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I need You and welcome You, here in my heart and every moment of my day. ...
"If you follow My decrees and are careful to obey My commands, I will send you the seasonal rains. The land will then yield its crops, and the trees of the field will produce their fruit. Your threshing season will overlap with the grape harvest, and your grape harvest will overlap with the season of planting grain. You will eat your fill and live securely in your own land. I will give you peace in the land, and you will be able to sleep with no cause for fear. I will rid the land of wild animals and keep your enemies out of your land. In fact, you will chase down your enemies and slaughter them with your swords. Five of you will chase a hundred and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand! All your enemies will fall beneath your sword. I will look favorably upon you, making you fertile and multiplying your people. And I will fulfill My covenant with you. You will have such a surplus of crops that you will need to clear out the old grain to make room for the new harvest! I will live among you, and I will not despise you. I will walk among you; I will be your God, and you will be My people. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so you would no longer be their slaves. I broke the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can walk with your heads held high!" (Leviticus 26:3-13 NLT)
Your heart is to protect us and empower us, to favor us and fulfill us. You invite us to trust You and obey You, to believe You and embrace You, so that it will go well with us. When we bow our will low in humility, You lift our heads high in honor.
We can "walk with (our) heads held high" because You fulfill every law with Your obedience and Your love on our behalf (Isaiah 53:5; Acts 13:38-39; 2 Corinthians 5:17). As You said: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished" (Matthew 5:17-18). By the power of Your grace, even when we falter, You never fail; and even when we are faithless, Your faithfulness always prevails (2 Timothy 2:10). "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness!" (Lamentations 3:22-23)
"You, O Lord, are a shield around me; You are my glory, the One who holds my head high" (Psalm 3:3 NLT). By the grace of God, I thank You for holding my head high, for Your forgiveness and Your favor, for conquering my fears and defeating the enemies of my soul, to establish me forever in the blessings of Your promises through the provision of Your faithfulness (Galatians 3:14). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
I pray the Holy Spirit of the living God will fill your heart and hold your head high, as you walk in the forgiveness of Christ and the promises of the Father today and every day, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!