Psalm 119:81-88 That Day and This Day

My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.
Psalm 119:81

Dear Father,

In a moment, even a sliver of a moment, in which I am not consumed with thinking of you, sin is whispering in my ear.  I thank you, Father, that it can only torment me from outside the gate that you have formed around me in Christ – that it has no real power over me and cannot carry me away.  But how gross am I to give into it within your Holy city of love that is my real life, Christ Jesus.

My soul does faint longing for the future salvation from this body of sin (Romans 7:24-25).  But I thank you so much for your word that confirms that you have me in your hands and nobody can snatch me away (John 10:28-29) and that one day you will disrobe me from this body of death and clothe me in the new, eternal and holy body (Philippians 3:20-21).  As for today Father, transform this weak body and mind to conform to the holy life of Christ within me that you will be able to receive glory from the dust of my life. (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)

I love you, Jesus.

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