FOLLOWING GOD

 
“I am the light of the world.
He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness,
but have the light of life.”
John 8:12 NKJV
 
"And when he brings out
his own sheep,
he goes before them;
and the sheep follow him,
for they know his voice. 
Yet they will by no means follow
a stranger,
but will flee from him,
for they do not know the voice
of strangers.”
John 10:4-5 NKJV
 

All I want is to be near You, wherever You lead.


O Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world - I am not worthy to be Your slave. Thank You for the Baptisms of the Holy Spirit and of Fire. 
I long to be Your disciple - to follow closely wherever You lead.
I desperately desire to touch the hearts of vast multitudes in Your Name and for Your glory that they might know and follow You also, and that they might introduce even greater multitudes to You - that these too, might love and honor and follow You.
May Your Kingdom explode with expansion here on Earth, that You may be highly exalted in the hearts of all humanity as You are exalted in the highest of Your heavens.

​(Inspired by John 1:17-51)



Father,
I trust You with every moment of my life. It is my desire to follow You wherever You lead. As You alter my orders along the way that I might complete a special task for Your Kingdom, help me to strive to faithfully fulfill my mission.
Keep me far from distractions that move me beyond the scope of Your sovereign Will.
May each breath that I take, every beat of my heart be an expression of praise for Your honor.



Father,
please hold my feet firmly within the pathway of Your Will, that I might thereby guide others within the protective boundaries of Your divine Light and Love rather than to and through the destructive territories of the enemy of all souls. May each step fall securely into Your Footprints.



Father,
how I long that we, Your children, develop such a deep passion for You that our hearts are moved to honor You with deep reverence and fear. Give us a fervent desire to do what pleases You. Move us far from complaining and arguments, so that those within and outside the body of Christ have no genuine cause to speak against us. Help us to shine the Light of Your Love and Holiness in a world filled with individuals who are groping in darkness. May we long that our lives be poured out as drink offerings before You - fully prepared to die, if necessary, for the advancement of Your magnificent reputation.

(Inspired by Philippians 2:12-18)



Father,
do not allow me to wander from Your Presence. Please cause my soul to long for, even thirst for You at all times and in all places as a stranger traveling in a vast desert. 
Do not allow me to wander from Your Commands for they instruct me how to live a holy and fruitful life that will honor You, my family, and friends.
Do not allow me to wander from Your Plans for me for the journey of life is a great mystery. I cannot see into tomorrow that I might know which road to travel but can only find my way by clinging firmly to Your nail-scarred Hand which guides me. 
O God, thank You for Your nearness. I find my joy in loving and following You.
Holy Father, please prepare my heart and mind to receive all that You desire to teach me today.
Fuel my passion that I may worship You more fervently.
Fuel my vision that I may see You more clearly and serve You more faithfully.
Fuel my courage to meet the spiritual and physical challenges of each new day.
Please have Your way within this heart of mine as You refine me in the Fires of Your holy Love.



Father,
do not allow me to wander from Your Presence. Please cause my soul to long for, even thirst for You at all times and in all places as a stranger traveling in a vast desert. 
Do not allow me to wander from Your Commands for they instruct me how to live a holy and fruitful life that will honor You, my family, and friends.
Do not allow me to wander from Your Plans for me for the journey of life is a great mystery. I cannot see into tomorrow that I might know which road to travel but can only find my way by clinging firmly to Your nail-scarred Hand which guides me. 
O God, thank You for Your nearness. I find my joy in loving and following You.
Holy Father, please prepare my heart and mind to receive all that You desire to teach me today.
Fuel my passion that I may worship You more fervently.
Fuel my vision that I may see You more clearly and serve You more faithfully.
Fuel my courage to meet the spiritual and physical challenges of each new day.
Please have Your way within this heart of mine as You refine me in the Fires of Your holy Love.



Father,
I fully trust You to lead me, as I cannot see the outcome of this day. Plant Your Truth and Your Desire deep within my heart that I may willingly follow Your Voice and Your Commands. To You I offer all of my moments of all of my days, all that I have, all that I am, and all of my praise.



Father,
please clearly show me where to go, what to do, and when to do it. Cause my feet, hands, and heart always to swiftly follow close to You.



Father,
help me to follow You even when You make a sharp turn, leading me into places I prefer not to go. Bend and shape my will according to Your holy Desire. I want You to change me and exercise Your sovereignty over every detail of my destiny.


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