Being Reflective of You

Heavenly Father I praise You for today and for helping me to grow in faith. I praise You for disciplining me so that I know You still care and love me. I praise You for walking with me
through tough times and good times. I praise You for the freedom to still go to church and worship freely without the threat of the government interfering.

Holy Spirit Your word says, “In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. For this reason, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would give me, according to the riches of His glory, power to be strengthened by His Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith; that I, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge; that I may be filled with all the fulness of God. Continue in prayer and be watchful with thanksgiving.” [Ephesians 3:12; Ephesians3:14-19; Colossians 4:2] So, I come before You with the freedom of being Your child and not only lay requests but seek to have a relationship where I can grow, renew, and be stronger because of the wisdom and encouragement I get from You. Also, I demonstrate my trust and faith in You by petitioning You with many requests that I seek through Your will to see change or healing occur.

Help me to continue to walk and learn wisdom so that I can be discerning of Your will. Guide me to live a life that actively demonstrates the understanding You have developed within me to be the reflection of Your love, grace, and mercy.

Let me continually offer the sacrifice of praise to You, oh God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to Your name. Help me to not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices You are well pleased. I will do my best to obey those who rule over me and be submissive for they watch out for my soul, and they will give account for how they lead. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for me. For I am confident that I have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably. But I especially am urged to do this. Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make me complete in every good work to do His will, working in me what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen
(Hebrews 13:14-21)