As I cross the threshold of this day, I commit myself, soul, body, affairs, friends, to Thy care; Watch over, keep, guide, direct, sanctify, bless me.
Incline my heart to Thy ways; Mould me wholly into the image of Jesus, as a Potter forms clay; May my lips be a well-tuned harp to sound Thy praise;
Let those around see me living by the Spirit, trampling the world underfoot, unconformed to lying vanities, transformed by a renewed mind, clad in the entire armour of God, shining as a never-dimmed light, showing holiness in all my doings.
Let no evil this day soil my thoughts, words, hands.
May I travel miry paths with a life pure from spot or stain.
In needful transactions let my affection be in heaven, and my love soar upwards in flames of fire, my gaze fixed on unseen things, my eyes open to the emptiness, fragility, mockery of earth and its vanities.
May I view all things in the mirror of eternity, waiting for the coming of my LORD, listening for the last trumpet call, hastening unto the new heaven and earth.
Order this day all my communications according to Thy wisdom, and to the gain of mutual good.
Forbid that I should not be profited or made profitable.
May I speak each word as if my last word, and walk each step as my final one.
If my life should end today,
Let this be my best day.
— Morning Dedication, Valley of Vision.
My morning prayer is now no secret, I see no need for it. I admit I often falter to say this with absolute sincerity, yet God’s Grace alone sustains me, overwhelms me. His grace alone, undeservedly and wonderfully sufficient, carries me through til the end of the night.
I do wish to so share a passage I had come across this morning, which I find to be generally useful, generally applicable to every believing Christian.
“So far as I know, my work was undertaken at His bidding, which gives me confidence in asking your continued prayers.
All our work needs to be
1) In accordance with Scriptural principles
2) In agreement with the inwards witness of the Spirit
3) In harmony with the provisional working of God in our circumstances.
Thus we shall have assurance within ourselves of His guidance, and shall find doors open without our having to force them.
Inward and outward guidance will correspond as lock and key, and we shall be saved from rendering service which, to Him as for us, is second best.”
— James Fraser, Mountain Rain.
On a related note, so comforted and rested have I been from a Facebook departure, that I have decided to stay away from it for an extended period of time. Perhaps til the time I do fly back to Singapore this Christmas. Perhaps, yes. Perhaps.
I remain contactable via email.
May the LORD be with you, uplift you, and sustain you, His dear brethren.
I am thankful, for your partnership in the Gospel of Christ.