Beginning My Day In God

“…Sit at My right hand…”

Ps. 110:1-2: “The LORD said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.’ The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies! [“LORD said” means  God the Father said; “to my Lord” means to the Son the Messiah. We share in the inheritance of the Son.]

Grant, Lord, that I “sit” at your right hand, and thus seated, rule — rule with you — in the midst of my enemies (Ps. 23:5) knowing that you will make the enemies my footstool. Grant me faith to “sit” (be at rest in you) and so overcome. Lord, you will subdue my enemies — the lusts of the flesh — that “war against the soul,” 1 Pet. 2:11. The battle is yours, Lord, 1 Sam. 17:47. I trust you, and praise you, as I sit at your right hand where the risen Christ is seated, Eph.1:20.

May the rod of your strength rule against the sin in me, Lord (Rom. 7:20), so I may see my sin (my enemy as You see it), cry out to be freed (John 8:36), and claim the victory, Rom. 8:37. Thus I shall rule in the midst of my enemies, Ps. 110:2. Amen.

● Col. 3:1-5: “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. …Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” These battles are real — “put to death”—for those who are seated with Christ at the right hand of God. Lord, let me be awake concerning my sin and the battle against the lusts of the flesh.

● “…the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s…. With these words of faith the young David went against Goliath, 1 Sam. 17:47.

Quote: Let It Rest

“Love…Thinketh no evil.” (1 Cor. 13:5)

Let it rest!

Ah! How many hearts on the brink of anxiety and disquietude, by this simple sentence have been made calm and happy!

Some proceeding has wounded us by its want of tact; let it rest; no one will think of it again.

A harsh or unjust sentence irritates us; let it rest; whoever may have given vent to it will be pleased to see it forgotten.

A painful scandal is about to estrange us from an old friend; let it rest; and thus preserve our charity and peace of mind.

A suspicious look is on the point of cooling our affection; let it rest; our look of trust will restore confidence.

Fancy! we, who are so careful to remove the briars from our pathway for fear they should wound, yet take pleasure in collecting and piercing our hearts with thorns that meet us in our daily intercourse with one another! How childish and unreasonable we are!

The rents made by Time will soon mend if you will let God have His way.

–Selected, Springs in the Valley

Testimony: I have great need to continually learn to sit at the Lord’s right hand and see all my enemies turned into my footstool — resting place. Lord, this is your goodness that my enemies end up as blessings if only I sit at your right hand and trust you. It has been God’s mercy that He has brought me through many battles with enemies that seemed too strong for me.

Memory Verse: 1 Sam. 17:47: “… the battle is the LORD’s….

Topic for Prayer: Ask for faith to wait on God.

Country for Prayer: Malaysia Muslims 55.3% Christians 9.03%. There is unrest between Muslims and Christians regarding the use of the name Allah by Christians.

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