O Lord, [earnestly] remember now how I have walked before You in faithfulness and truth and with a whole heart [entirely devoted to You] and have done what is good in Your sight…
— 2 Kings 20:3 (AMPC)
Adapted from the resource Starting Your Day Right – by Joyce Meyer
And Jacob awoke from his sleep and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it (Genesis 28:16 AMPC). Many times God is with us and we don’t even know it. Even when circumstances seem out of control, even when we feel overwhelmed, confused, or overcome with pain, He’s there to help and work everything together for our good. A great way to stay aware of God’s presence in our lives is to rededicate ourselves to Him on a regular basis.
And Jacob rose early in the morning and took the stone he had put under his head, and he set it up for a pillar (a monument to the vision in his dream), and he poured oil on its top [in dedication] (Genesis 28:18 AMPC). Like Jacob, we should rededicate ourselves to God every day, inviting Him into every part of who we are and how we live. When we do, His love and presence become more real than ever.
Prayer Starter: Father, I give myself to You anew today. Thank You for sticking with me, even when I’m hurting, even when I’m confused, and even when I feel alone. Please help me remember You’re always here and working in my life for good. In Jesus’ name, amen.