14.7.23: Guide me

Head of Christ,
Smithsonian American Art Museum.

This simple, heartfelt prayer came straight to me as I kissed my icon of Christ yesterday morning. It laid hold of me, and moved me deeply.

Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me.
Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live.
(Psalm 43:3; NLT). 

1. Guide my mind, Lord,
And my thoughts,
So I grow more like you.

2. Guide my heart
Till I love all,
Then I’lI be more like You.

3. Guide my soul,
And help me pray,
Till I become like you.

4. Guide my life,
My steps, my way –
Then bring me back to You.

The dust returns to the ground it came from,
and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
(Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).


Verse 1
🔻 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NIV).
🔻 The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).
🔻 Put on your new nature, created to be like God – truly righteous and holy (Ephesians 4:24; NLT).

Verse 2
🔻 We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).
🔻 All of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).

Verse 3
🔻 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him (Colossians 3:10; NLT).
🔻 Your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me (Psalm 139:10; NLT).

Verse 4
🔻 As we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. (1 John 4:17; NLT).
🔻 All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him (2 Samuel 14:14; NLT).
🔻 Restore us, O LORD, and bring us back to you again! (Lamentations 5:21; NLT).
🔻 Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him (1 John 3:2; NLT).
🔻 Since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died (1 Thessalonians 4:14; NLT).
🔻 This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ (Ephesians 4:13; NLT).

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