To stay in Your love, continually encountering true love that is only found in Jesus Christ. To stay in Your Word and have Your Word hidden in my heart. To have a transformed heart, having pure intentions and not seeking selfish gains. To not be prideful, but humble before You. To not take Your grace and mercy for granted. To not seek the temporal things. To not take my eyes off of eternity and keeping my eyes on the prize of Your high calling. To be the salt of the earth, being a light to others. To not be part of the great falling away of faith. To endure, standing against sin in times of controversy. To live a life that is pure and holy. To die carnally and live by Your spirit. To see what You see, hear what You hear, and say what You have spoken. To know Your heart and feel what You feel. To do all that You’ve called me to do. To not miss out on the great things that You have for me, occupying by living an abundant life. To glorify You.
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him. (Philippians 2:13 NLT)
Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has cleans hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face. (Psalm 24:3-6 NKJV)
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:1-3, NKJV)
1 To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, I trust in You;
Let me not be ashamed;
Let not my enemies triumph over me.
3 Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed;
Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
4 Show me Your ways, O LORD;
Teach me Your paths.
5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all the day.
6 Remember, O LORD, Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses,
For they are from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
According to Your mercy remember me,
For Your goodness’ sake, O LORD.
8 Good and upright is the LORD;
Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
9 The humble He guides in justice,
And the humble He teaches His way.
10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth,
To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
11 For Your name’s sake, O LORD,
Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
12 Who is the man that fears the LORD?
Him shall He[a] teach in the way He[b] chooses.
13 He himself shall dwell in prosperity,
And his descendants shall inherit the earth.
14 The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him,
And He will show them His covenant.
15 My eyes are ever toward the LORD,
For He shall pluck my feet out of the net.
16 Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me,
For I am desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart have enlarged;
Bring me out of my distresses!
18 Look on my affliction and my pain,
And forgive all my sins.
19 Consider my enemies, for they are many;
And they hate me with cruel hatred.
20 Keep my soul, and deliver me;
Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
For I wait for You.
22 Redeem Israel, O God,
Out of all their troubles!