Dear God, your love is amazing for me a sinner. Lord, let me not take your grace for granted. May I not do anything in my own strength, but do because of your power. All is possible with your power and strength. Thank you for the purposeful placement of possibilities so I am not left guessing what to do with life.
There is no reason for us to think highly of ourselves in this present state. We are really no better than the beasts of the field in the sense that our bodies return to the dust as the animals do. With God we are more than that though, we are made in his image and for his purposes. How we ought fear our Lord. You oh God will be the judge of those righteous and wicked. You Lord will judge the soul of a man, not his outward appearance or strength.
You do not intend for us to go it alone. We are intended to have like-minded partners while accomplishing your purposes. Having others along with us binds us to you. Ecc 4:12 says that a threefold cord is not quickly broken –what precisely is this to mean, do any of my speculations making sense? May you reveal yourself to me.
Matthew Henry helps affirm my thoughts on this threefold cord. “Where two are closely joined in holy love and fellowship, Christ will by his Spirit come to them; then there is a threefold cord.” How deeply I desire that in a marriage partnership.
Ecc 4:9-10 speaks of two being better than one for there is good reward for their work. May it be so that those I am partnered with; in marriage, in business, in ministry –may it be that we complement one another and maintain love and unity as brothers and sisters in Christ.
Dearest, may it be so, that your purposes are accomplished through this a mere man. God may it be your power and for the building of your kingdom that this life is lived, I really do want this, may my desire system change. May it be so that others are placed in life that speak into the direction this life is going. May you be with me as I discern their statements. No longer will I blind myself of the small or large things you are directing my paths in.