Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted):
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
Who delights greatly in His commandments.
His descendants will be mighty on earth;
The generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches will be in his house,
And his righteousness endures forever.
— Psalm 112:1-3
To begin every morning with the Holy Spirit, to walk with Him daily, and to live every moment in His lovely presence, you must be willing to pay the price.
What is that price? It is your whole heart!
Remember, the Lord will not reveal Himself to an individual who is always in a hurry. Nor will He reveal Himself to an individual who places a time limit on Him. His fellowship is not cheap. Jesus went to the cross of Calvary to pay the price that you might have fellowship with Him. Going deeper with the Holy Spirit costs even more.
Paying the price means giving your whole heart, including your valuable time to Him. God is not looking for a people who rush in and rush out, as if punching a spiritual time clock. He is looking to anoint and pour out His blessings upon those individuals who are sensitive to Him and to His desire for unhampered fellowship.
May God bless you today as you choose to follow our Lord’s example of holiness and as you pay the price to become more like Him!
A Prayer for Today:
God of all creation, I come to you today asking that Your Holy Spirit will draw me to You as I delight in Your presence. Help me to be willing to pay the price with the way I conduct myself as a royal representative of Your kingdom. Above all, help me to remember all that You have provided because of Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary’s cross. It’s fellowship I seek with You every day, and I long to go deeper every day with You. Bless me in all things today, as I seek to be a blessing to others. In Your precious name I pray, Amen!