"1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captive, and release for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of God, to comfort all who morn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion - to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."
Wow, that is a tall order. Within me I don't see the ability to fulfill this. Only through the power of Almighty God in my life can I fulfill this great task. Need I say more?
Father God, Creator of the Universe, my Lord and King, When I opened your word this morning it was like you grabbed me by the shoulders and spoke directly into my face. Lord, in my own strength, I don't see how I can fulfill this commission.
I call on you, my Sovereign Lord, to empower me to excellence, for YOU. Lord you have imparted to me knowledge that can fulfill this great task for many in this world, but I have had a great deal of trouble speaking in a way that they will listen.
Lord, I need your wisdom so that I can speak in such a way that I may break through the blinders Satan has placed over the eyes of your people. Let your love flow through me Lord. Let your compassion be evident in me.
Let me speak through my words, both spoken and written, your love with power, that people will turn from the worlds ways, and cling onto You oh Lord.
Lord let me be "wise as a serpent, and harmless as a dove". Please Lord, give me the wisdom of Solomon, not to collect a fortune, but that I may perceive the true need and fulfill that need in every one who comes in contact with me or the with words I send out into the world.
Thank you Lord, for this great challenge. Thank you Lord for your promises to answer the prayers of your saints. Thank you Lord for loving me, though I feel so unworthy.
Let me be a lighthouse leading men, women, boys, and girls to You, and the joy and piece that only You can give.
Amen, and Amen.!!!
P. S. Lord.
I am one of your most disorganized servants. I am like the proverbial absent-minded professor. Please Lord, empower me with an ordered mind that while I am seeking to serve you, I do not cause you harm by forgetting things that I should do.
Dear Precious Lord, I praise You, for only You can accomplish all this in me. When you do this Lord, let me not take credit for what you do through me. Lord let your wisdom extent even this far. Let everything I do, be for your Glory. AMEN.!
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