Day One: Look to the Lord

I look to you, heaven-dwelling God,
look up to you for help.

We’ve been kicked around long enough,
Kicked in the teeth by complacent rich men,
kicked when we’re down by arrogant brutes.

“Worldliness is that system of values and beliefs, behavior and expectations, in any given culture that have at their center the fallen human being, and that relegate to their periphery any thought about God.” [Stephen Yuille, Longing for Home]

Jesus said, “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you” (John 15:19).

What kinds of opposition are you facing as you try to live for Christ?

In the face of difficulties, what sins may we be tempted to commit?

According to Ps 123:1, how are we to respond?

God is enthroned in heaven– what does this reveal about his character and power?

Our life journey of discipleship will be marked with opposition until Christ returns. Are you tempted to hold back or to give in to old sinful habits? Are you running out of steam? Look to the Lord for he is enthroned and cry out asking for God’s empowering to restore and sustain us as we journey forward. As we pray, praise the Lord for His majesty and worship with, “Is He Worthy?” by Chris Tomlin (click here).

– CH

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