Father, I pray You would lead each one of us deeper into You/Your Word, and take us higher into Your Ways, our understanding of You, and what it means to listen for Your voice, and to do as Jesus/Yeshua, and “not do anything by ourselves, out of our flesh”(John 5:17-20).

Grow our understanding that we must listen for Your voice, watching and waiting till You show us what it is You are working at in our midst that we are to become part of. Teach us to “do only what we see that You are working on;” and whatever we see that You are orchestrating, let us learn to do likewise, for if Jesus/Yeshua “came into the world, so that I might testify to the truth” (John 18:37), are we not also to serve You by walking in that Truth He came to reveal, and ministering/teaching that Truth to others?

Impress upon our fleshly imperfect and perfectly flawed minds that if the Son of God was to do the will of the Father, how much more so should we who belong to You? Let us follow the Master’s example and take this very focussed approach, not giving in to distractions, going to and fro, back and forth, between obedience and disobedience, serving You, and serving self. Implant in each heart a true heart’s desire to serve You, and to surrender our own will altogether, so that we could each say, just as Jesus/Yeshua, “Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done”” (Lk.22:42).

Let us each “take up our Cross, put self to death, and follow You,” (Lk.9:23), Lord. May these no longer be empty words, but our driving force, our passion. Thrust us now into that state of readiness to focus on doing the Father’s business (Lk.2:49,50), giving up/letting go of all earthly irrelevant cares of this world.

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