Father, You have opened my heart to love You more: more than yesterday, more than before reading this passage. You broaden my understanding of how You love and protect your beloved. I am humbled to be of your household. I am a work in progress as your Holy Spirit teaches me of You. Lead me in your paths of righteousness and light my way to follow Jesus. Fill me with the joy of your nearness. Forgive me when I fail you Father, for it is in Jesus name and authority I come, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. O you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!” (Psalm 97: 9-12 ESV)