God, I cry out to You for transformation. Let Your Word be the magnifier which reveals the dispassionate leanings of my heart wherever Your truth convicts my soul. Bring me, Lord Jesus, to the place of repentance where new life is birthed. I desire a faith that has deep roots. I know I am in need of fervent zeal for holiness. I have scarcely scratched the surface of living a life of true love, love as You lived it. Father, place in me a meekness that will help make me more like Jesus. The world around me doesn’t need me, it needs You, Lord. My heart does not break nearly enough for what consistently breaks Yours. There is great value in penitence. When the hour of difficulty is upon me, let me remember to cry out to You, the only One who can save me. I have far to go in order to be conformed to Your likeness, Lord Jesus. But keep me on that path of humility which leads to Your heart. I want to have more devotion and less apathy in the days ahead. I want to desire more understanding and gain wisdom so that I better live out the truth You have given Your children. I want to be more aware of Your holy presence so that I might sit at Your feet and worship You daily. I give these unknown days to You, my God. Let me discover more mysteries of Your heart as I traverse the unknown of the year ahead. Under the Word of 1 Corinthians 2:6-8 and the authority of Christ I bow in humble prayer.
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
1 Corinthians 2:6-8, NIV