There is none in all the world;
There is nothing in all the universe;
There is nothing, absolutely nothing that is as worthy, admirable, desirable, or worthy of worship as you!!
We fight, we struggle, we contend, we wrestle, and battle in this life. It is a battle for our affections.
Satan would have us question and doubt, not just Your word, but Your goodness. The most exquisitely beautiful thing in all the world, and Satan desires to cast it into shadow and gloom! He tempts us to view ourselves, our own desires, our own passions as more reliable, more trustworthy, more worthy of worship and more worthy of our affections than YOU, the very God who created us.
Protect us Abba, protect our hearts from losing the glamour of your beauty and majesty! Project us from thinking that we, the created, are somewhere greater than the CREATOR. Protect us from the false glamour that the world, the Devil has to offer.
May we be so captivated by YOU, by YOUR LOVE that the pretender, the fake, the cheap rip off version of what the Devil is selling is seen for what it is…junk.
May we KNOW YOUR LOVE; may we know it so deeply, so intimately that we settle for nothing less! The battles we face in this life will not be won by commands or beating the fake out of us.
The battles of this life will be won as we REPLACE the fake passions offered from the pretender, the adversary with the GENUINE thing. When we are enraptured and embraced by TRUE love, YOUR love, we are not even tempted by anything else because we have found satisfaction and delight in you!
Abba, Father, satisfy us with YOUR love. Root out and destroy all the fakes as we embrace in the GOSPEL true love and find in it, true delight and joy; eternal delight and joy as we abide IN YOUR LOVE moment by moment of our life in this foreign land.
May we know your love and abide in it, being delighted in it. Keep our eyes on you. Death to all others that would draw our hearts from you.
We love you!