1 Samuel 1-2
H - "'And I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who shall do according to what is in my heart and in my mind. And I will build him a sure house, and he shall go in and out before my Messiah forever.'" - 1 Samuel 2:35
E - In this passage, God fires Eli and his sons from being priests over Israel because they are abusing their position of responsibility for their own gain. They are making a mockery of Yahweh and his tabernacle of worship. God promises to raise up a new, faithful priest who will do what God wants done. This new priest will go in and out before God's anointed king, the Messiah, forever.
A - How am I doing, Lord? Am I a faithful believer priest? Am I doing according to all that is in your heart and in your mind? Will you build me a sure house? I want to go in and out before Messiah Jesus forever. Is it possible for me to be very near to Jesus in the next life? May I be so bold as to ask for this?
R - "You can be as near to Jesus in the next life as you want to be. Why don't you make that your ambition in life? If you will, I will raise you up as a faithful priest in the 21st century, to do according to all that is in my heart and mind. I will build you a sure house. I will allow you to go in and out before my Son forever. But there is one condition. You must do according to what is in my heart and in my mind. To do this, you must be a man totally of my word. The Bible is where I declare to you my heart and my mind. If you make the Bible your priority, you will know what I want done."
P - Father, empower me to know what your heart and mind and then to do it. I love you and am thankful that you are my Father. Amen.