NLA031God’s Word – How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.  Psalm 119:9

Proverbs 21
Heavenly Father,
 You are a marvelous and gracious God!  Your compassions they fail not, great is your faithfulness; your mercy endures all things.  You do not treat us as our sins deserve.  We thank you for the written word that you continually write on the tablet on our hearts so that by them we may live and not die.  Thank you for the forgiveness of our sins, we will display mercy and forgiveness toward those who would sin against us.  We know Father the king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD; He directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. Father we know you are in control of every good thing and every bad thing may we lean on you for all that we do in all circumstances.  All our ways seem right to us, but only you LORD weigh the heart.  We will honor you by doing what is right because you know our hearts.  To do what is right and just is more acceptable to you LORD than sacrifice.  Thank you Father for reminding us that obedience is better than sacrifice.   Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin!  We seek not to have a disdainfully heart so that we would not sin against.   The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.  We be diligent and commit all our plans to you.  We will not move hastily before you.  Your word states:  A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.  Your daughters will honor you by giving honest testimony in our day to day business.  Thank you Father your word is forever written on the tablet of our hearts.  Thank you for your word that leads, guides and discerns the attitude of our hearts.   Thank you for giving us every good and perfect gift from above.  We thank you for the answers to our prayers Father in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Things to Consider:
• The heart of king is in God’s Hand
• God is in control
• God weighs the heart
• Obedience is better than sacrifice