Oh Lord, I know that as long as You are there for me, then who could be against me. I have nothing to fear, for You fill me up with courage and give me the strength to live another day without being afraid of the outcomes of this life. As long as You are doing a work in me, then I am made glad. If you are not there, then I am sad. So, Lord, it is my great pleasure to do Your will and to keep Your commandments. I will remember what You have taught us in scripture and keep this counsel with me at all times. For I love it when Your words are in my heart, for they are also a light unto my path. I have direction because of prayer and the Bible. I do not have to worry about slipping and falling because of temptation, for You are there right by side. Therefore, as long as your presence is with me, I feel safe, even from the storms and trials that I face. The world may be crumbling before my eyes, but there is no need to fear, for You have me in Your arms. No plague can take my focus away from the God of the heavens, who gives me breath. I am alive because You have come and rescued me. Who knows what my life would be like now if You were not apart of it. I would surely be cast out, and if died, I would not be in a happy place, but be suffering for my sins in hell. Lord, You have heard my prayers and have had compassion for me. If I am happy, it is because You have forgiven me. Your mercy has set my life in motion and on this new path of righteousness. I know that there is much more for me to do in Your kingdom, and I am ready to serve You with all my heart, with a willing mind. But if there is anything in my life now that needs to be distinguished, then I repent of it. Make me aware of anything that doesn't belong in my life, that the Holy Spirit will be with me at all times and in all places. I wish to light up the world and have more people come to faith in You, Jesus, but know that I cannot do this if I am on my own. I trust in You, Lord. I love You, God. Amen.
1 Chronicles 28:9,10 (KJV)
9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
10 Take heed now; for the Lord hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.
It is God who gives us courage and makes us strong. Serve Him with all your heart and a willing mind, and you will be blessed.
So God trusted in Solomon but desired that he would show himself worthy, by keeping His commandments and judgments for the people. Continue Reading