Lord, thank you that I can approach you and know you without any fear in my heart. You revealed yourself as the Creator and Heavenly Father and communicated your desire for an intimate relationship. You show your nature and character to me when I gaze upon your Son’s face; I trust and know you love me. (Bread of Heaven) Your Holy Spirit dwells within me and leads and guides me into becoming like you.

Lord, I understand your plan to transform me into your image and be actively involved in my life. You are Emmanuel God with us, and your divine purpose is to bring many sons and daughters into the fullness and glory of your kingdom.

Your goal is far more than salvation from our sins but transforming us moment by moment into your image and likeness. Everything that happens, from the first chirps of the birds to the joys and sorrows we encounter every day of our lives, is involved.

We comprehend the promise you walk with us and are concerned about every detail of our life. When we’re suffering or facing death and question whether we can make it, you embrace us with your love and wrap your arms around us.

You are continually helping us, loving us, sustaining us, and perfecting us into your image. We know through every struggle and trial, we have eternal hope, and we are never alone. (Alone but not Lonely) You call us into fellowship to be one with you so that we no longer feel disconnected from anything in all of creation. We no longer feel lonely because we possess your spirit in abundance.

Thank you that you’re doing work within us, reconciling and restoring us to the relationship you ordained from the beginning of time. Thank you for the beautiful promise we will walk with you, talk with you, and reign with you from this day forward and forever.

Scripture Reference:

In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. Heb. 2:10 NIV

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Cor. 4:6 NIV

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