Heavenly Father, thank You for the lessons I can learn from the Old Testament characters and the directives and teachings that come through them. Father, I deeply desire to walk in Your ways and to live in spirit and truth. Help me to abide in Christ, to love as He loved, and in all things to say, "Thy will not mine be done." Lord, I long to live by faith alone, to trust Your Word implicitly, and to be submissive to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Help me to follow in the footsteps of the Lord Jesus Christ Who did only those things that were good and righteous in Your eyes. May I die to self and live for Christ, from this day forward. This I ask in Jesus' name, and for His greater glory, AMEN.