1. John 14: 16-17 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be with you.” Father, we are blessed beyond measure with Your presence in our lives through the Holy Spirit living in us. Lord God, we can know truth and have wisdom as we rely on Your word and Your Spirit to guide us. Thank You for giving us the Helper, Your Spirit.
2. Genesis 22: 13-14 “Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son. Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide, as it is said to this day, ‘In the mount of the Lord it will be provided.’” Father God, Abraham gave us a good example of obedience to You. Your provision was the miracle that spared the life of Isaac. There were times when Abraham had failed to obey, but this time he honored his God and You chose to provide the ram. Would You develop in us that same determination to obey? We cannot count the cost of obedience beforehand, but we can trust You with the outcome, with or without a miracle for your provision is always sufficient.