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Psalm 27:8-9a (NIV)
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. 9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper.
Definition of Lord: (Kurios) an owner–one who has the disposal of anything. Master–one to whom service is due on any ground
(Despote): one who has absolute power or ownership.
What does today’s text speak to you about your relationship with Christ, the Lord?
What may you need to do/how may you need to change in response to how your Lord speaks to your heart from these passages?
Holy Father, especially when I am struggling, I need to seek Your face. I know that in my head. I know in my heart that prayer and Your Word are available for me to seek Your will and guidance. But they do me no good when I am not open to hear and apply what You are telling me. I need to seek Your will at all times, not just when the message is easy, but even when it is uncomfortable. Your faithfulness is without question. No matter what struggles I am facing in my life, I can hold on to Your promises and expect to see Your goodness. Help me to not get so absorbed in my struggles that I forget to seek Your plan. Amen