Jesus, please prepare our hearts for your advent.
John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. John 3:27 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me receive what you want to give me.
He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help me decrease so that you may increase in me.
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. Hebrews 12:22-24 (NKJV)
Lord, I come to you at your bidding. Thank you.
"I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. Isaiah 13:11 (NKJV)
Father, please help me take to heart that a day of judgment is coming.
Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Psalm 24:7-10 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me lift up those gates which keep Jesus out of my life. I need your strength and power to do this. Thank you.
A Word Received: Look to me for help in the storm. Listen for my word: "Peace, be still."