The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.—1 John 2:17

TODAY’S DARE

End it now. Identify every object of lust in your life and remove it. Single out every lie you’ve swallowed in pursuing forbidden pleasure and reject it. Lust cannot be allowed to live in a back bedroom. It must be killed and destroyed—today—and replaced with the sure promises of God and a heart filled with His perfect love.

--Just a prayer for today:

Dear Father God, I come to you in Jesus’ name.  Thank you for being my beacon.  Father God, I give you my worries and my concerns and I ask for your guidance. Father God, You see it all, the outer circumstances, the inner turmoil. Father God, I know that you understand my life, that sometimes my heart weighs heavy with trouble. Right now I lay all these things before you Father God. Thank you Father God for breathing life into me.  I know that when I breathe in, I am safe in the knowledge that I am held by Your grace. With every breath, I know that I am held secure in your arms. And I wait on You, Father God. For You are all truth, You are overflowing love, You are a beacon of hope and a fortress of faith. Father God, I choose to be attentive to Your voice. May I be alert to your Spirit’s guiding as I journey onwards with You. I love you Father God. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen. 

I am thankful to our God for: allowing me to watch some college football today; working on marriage course work; allowing me to check-in with my counselor this morning.