Thank You for choosing me (Ephesians 1:11). Thank You for Christ’s death on the cross, the blood spilt for me, and my sins. I believe in the power of Scripture for Isaiah 55:11 reads, “so is My Word that goes out from My mouth: it will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
Help me repeat Scripture everyday as I begin this new life, born again for You (John 3:3). I know I can have the mind of Christ, keeping my thoughts and attitudes set on what is above and not below (Colossians 3:2). I know God will guard me and keep those in perfect and constant peace whose mind is stayed on Christ, because I will commit myself to the Lord (Isaiah 26:3).
I know Christ purposely rose everyday to do the Father’s will, help me follow Him, the purpose and plan for me, and to never let me give up hope in change. I desire to cast down strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:5), renew my mind (Romans 12:2), and think on whatever is true, whatever is praiseworthy, honorable, just, pure, lovely, kind, gracious and reverent (Philippians 4:8)
I do not want to be afraid of change or what I may become; I rebuke that spirit of timidity and fear and receive Christ’s love, power, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). I know at one time I was alienated from You and was an enemy in my own mind because of my past behavior, but now I have been reconciled by Christ’s body through death to present myself holy in the Lord’s sight, without blemish and free from accusation if I continue in my faith, established and firm, not moving from the hope held in the Gospel of Christ (Colossians 1:21-23).
I praise You Lord for Your grace and mercy, Your newness and love everyday. Thank You for giving me another day on Earth to grow and to learn. In the name of Jesus of Nazareth I pray, amen.