Submit Your Heart to the Lord

But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30

Recommended reading: 1 Corinthians 1

Count Nickolaus von Zinzendorf was born into a wealthy family in the little German town of Hermhut. His parents insisted his pursue a career as diplomat and statesman. From childhood, Nickolaus had a tender heart toward the Lord and felt God’s call to the ministry. The opportunity came unexpectedly. In nearby Moravia, a group of Christians were being persecuted for their faith. They came to him for refuge. He assisted them in building a community on his estate and he became their spiritual leader. Over seventy overseas missionaries came out of their community of six hundred. Nickolaus wrote many hymns. His best known hymn is “Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness” in 1739. It was Zinzenhorf’s London-based Moravians who helped lead John and Charles Wesley in their faith in Christ and helped to launch their history-changing ministry.

Prayer for the week:
Dear Lord, deliver us from senseless pride and help us to walk humbly in service to You. Thank you for the privilege of knowing Your Son, Jesus Christ and Your commandments that us in our life’s journey. Praise God. Amen.