Father, one way You characterize Your people, the Israelites, is that “they are a rebellious people.” They did not worship only You. They brought in other pagan practices, worshipped idols, did not accept Your instruction or correction, and denied Your true prophets and the prophecies. They were guilty of going their own way.
It was clear, Lord, that You could see what they were doing even when they thought it was in secret. And You paid back those who prophesied falsely and those who disheartened Your people with lies. You knew their actions, their motives, their thoughts.
There is nothing hidden from You. The same is true today, Lord.
Before a word is even on my lips, You know it. You know me inside and out. There is nothing I can do in secret that You are not already aware of. Once again, as it always has been, nothing is hidden from You.
Holy Father, I will worship You and only You. When something else starts to take Your place in my life or in my heart, show me immediately so I can repent and turn away from it.
You also said of Your people: “They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear.” Show me if there are pagan practices in my own culture that take away from my worshipping You. If You see me participating in something I should not, again, show me immediately so I can turn from it.
Father, help me receive Your instruction in obedience; and Your correction in humility. Help me understand how the prophecies You have given affect how I am to live.
I know I often go my own way. If it is from impatience when waiting to hear from You, help me wait patiently. If it is in disobedience and rebellion, show me my error, and how to get back on Your path.
Father, Ezekiel was Your man. He heard from You in a real way. And he was obedient. I desire to be like Ezekiel in this way. Let me hear from You in a real way. And guide me to be obedient. Amen