25 Christmas Prayers – Day 20
Day 20 – Jehovah-Mekoddishkem, The Lord Sanctifies You
Lord, all of our straining to be perfect will profit us nothing. It’s impossible for us to keep every one of Your laws.
We Cannot Put On Holiness
We cannot put on holiness like a clothes garment. It’s Your blood shed for us that makes us holy. You are Jehovah-Mekoddishkem, the One who will continually sanctify us and conform us to Your image.
Rest Is Best
Lord, how we need to rest in You! You know our heart’s desire is to please You and to keep our relationship close. Forgive us for trying to make perfection, rule-keeping, or traditions the way to Your heart. You’ve already done it all: You already showed us the way. You will keep working in us and through us as we simply trust You.
Sometimes we may feel like Your disciple Peter, Lord, when You were washing his feet. We feel so unworthy, so unclean—in need of a complete bath! But those who know You are clean in Your eyes, because You paid the ultimate price with Your death on the cross. They choose to follow You and leave old ways behind.
Transform Us Daily
Every day as we submit to You, You keep transforming our lives—sometimes gently, sometimes painfully, but always in love. You are the One who gives us the “want-to” to live lives that are pleasing to You.
This Christmas we celebrate You as Jehovah-Mekoddishkem, The Lord Who Sanctifies, the One who washes us continually with Your own life blood. You are always working in our lives to make us holy.
“That ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.” Exodus 31:13 KJV
(Adapted from Daily in Your Presence, Intimate Conversations with a Loving Father, ©2002, Rebecca Barlow Jordan).
IT’S 5 DAYS ‘TIL CHRISTMAS. WHAT WILL YOU GIVE JESUS THIS YEAR?
This is the 20th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).
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