Your Grace Not in Vain

Journal Entry-
Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Oh Lord, send out thy light and thy truth and let them lead me and bring me to where you are, to your presence, that I might behold your glory and your beauty.

Lord, in 1 Corinthians 15:10, Paul was able to say, “By the grace of God I am what I am, and His GRACE, which was bestowed upon me, WAS NOT IN VAIN, but I labored…”

Dear Lord Jesus, I ask that you would be merciful to me, and work in my life, in the same way, so that I may boldly say, “Your grace, which was upon me was not in VAIN!”

By your grace, work in me to be a wise man endued with knowledge (James 3:13) and work in me to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts and live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, till the time of my departure, by death or at your coming.

As Zacharias prayed in Luke 1:74-75, I pray that you would “grant unto (me) being delivered out of the hand of our enemies (Ephesians 6:12) might serve him without fear, in HOLINESS & RIGHTEOUNESS before him, all the days of our life.”

Lord, I am 48 years of age and have been saved, walking in the kingdom of your dear son, for 27 years! Help me, O Lord to start anew, like a newborn baby, and seek to know what is your good, acceptable, and perfect will of God for me! By your grace dear Lord, may I walk in holiness and righteousness, and may your grace, purchased with the blood of Christ, not be in vain in my remaining years.  May I forget those things, which are behind and reach forth unto those things, which are before and press toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus!