DAY 3: 10 DECEMBER 2017
Psalm 24:4b-6 “……., who has not lifted up himself to falsehood or to what is false, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation (description) of those who seek Him [who inquire of and for Him, and of necessity require Him], who seek Your face, [Oh God of Jacob].”
The way we grow up often predisposes us, to all kinds of beliefs and views about what we think is acceptable in both wider social situations as well as situations with those closer to us. We easily mislook our own roles and responsibilities in situations and focus on others. It becomes easy to blame others falsely and even set others up, when we ourselves stand in places of pride and blindness and self-deception.
Easy to sacrifice others on our altars of self-preservation and fleshliness. But those who allow and foster these sins cannot be part of those whom the Lord will accept, whose prayers the Lord will hear and consider. He doesn’t recognize our voices and our words drop to the ground when we don’t deal with our pride and our self-assumptions, when we rule over others and not take responsibility for our own sin and need for character development. We need to stop controlling situations and people and speak truthfully, yet wisely from purified hearts that hold and express the love of Christ Jesus in such a way that our nation can be built on a solid foundation of responsibility, accountability and truth. Let us become part of an integrity-filled generation who don’t swear falsely and who respect the truth.
Please forgive me and my bloodline afresh for all the blatant and hidden pride and control that I have not dealt with. Forgive me for seeing myself as more adequate or more justified or more worthy of being saved and blessed than those around me.
Forgive me for all falsehood and the telling of lies including all forms of deceptions and misrepresentations that my bloodlines and I have been responsible for. I lay down all falsehoods and idols and ask forgiveness for every place where we have sworn deceitfully and where other people were harmed. I want to be part of those who live in Your Spirit of Truth and I want to be one whom You can trust to share Your Truth with. Please teach me how to walk in wise Truth and develop my character so that I can keep standing in integrity. Also, please cleanse my DNA and restore me back into Your Image and likeness and place me under Your instruction so that I can acquire Your wisdom and not my own (Ps 24:5 and 6). In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen