Oh Lord, I pray that people will desire to give up things in their lives that do not belong to them. They may have things in their possession that they’ve had for years, but was not rightfully theirs. These things need to be made aware of and then given up. I know in my heart that I have taken things from people, especially my neighbors. I have borrowed things and not returned them. And then when I finally realize what I have done, it was sometimes years until I remembered. My flesh may have said don’t worry about it, but I know it was wrong in Your sight. People may have forgotten about these same things as well, long ago, but that doesn’t mean it is right to keep them. I know that the enemy wants us to not worry about these things, but I know He is wrong. So even though I felt very guilty when I knocked on doors of my neighbors, in order to return their possessions, I felt like a load was taken off my shoulders when I did this. Even telling them sorry and what I could do to repay them felt so good. Lord, I just wanted things to get right between me and my neighbors, including my family, when I have wronged them also. So Lord, continue to speak to me daily. Help me remember if I have taken or borrowed something that is not mine and should be returned. I don’t care if I got something extra from Amazon, I will call them up, in order to return the extra item. What is lost does not belong to me, but the person who lost it. This teaching comes from Your Holy Book, the Bible, and I am so grateful that You have taught Moses and the people this. Now I know what is right and what is wrong. I don’t have to second guess or hope I am doing Your will, for You have taught me in scripture. Therefore, I am ready to obey You. I love You, Lord. Your teachings do lead to life eternal, for those who obey them. I give You praise and honor, this day and forever. Amen.
Leviticus 6:1-5 (KJV)
1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the Lord, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour;
3 Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:
4 Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,
5 Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.
Everything in our possessions that we do not own, should be returned to their rightful owner. This is doing God’s will not mine.