Keeping My Thoughts Where they Need to Be

Heavenly Father I praise You for today. I praise You for really trying to have a relationship with me. I know You are aware of all things but You still ask and allow us to realize why we are where we are. I praise You for not giving up on me as I had to grieve the loss of my son Philip and was very angry, confused, and dead inside. Your Spirit has helped me to continue living even with the loss.  

Holy Spirit You inspired Isaiah to write: You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for we have an everlasting rock in God the Lord. [Isaiah 26:3-4] I continue to seek perfect peace and do all I can to keep my mind focused on You and Your ways. I am growing in my trust in You and stand firmly on You, the rock that is the foundation of my faith and the hope that rests within me. Help me to not fear the storm, but face it and know that You will guide me through. I must learn that I will walk into storms, trials, tribulations but also You are my constant companion and that my salvation is secure and that I should never fear death for this is not my home. I will grow in the fear of the Lord, Knowing that life only exists because of You and that I am nothing, but with You, I am a child of the Most High God.  

Grace and peace will be multiplied to me through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given to me all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of God who has called me to His own glory and excellence, by which He has given to me exceedingly great and precious promises so that through these things I might become a partaker of the divine nature and escape the corruption that is in the world through lust. For this reason, help me to make every effort to add virtue to my faith; and to my virtue, knowledge, and to my knowledge, self-control; and to my self-control, patient endurance; and to my patient endurance, godliness; and to my godliness, brotherly kindness; and to my brotherly kindness love. For if all of these reside in me and abound, they will ensure that I will neither be useless nor unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord. Help me to diligently make my calling and election sure so that when I add all these areas into my life I will not stumble and will be able to enter into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which will be abundantly provided for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 2 Peter 1:3-11 MEV version