Lord, I am giving this day to You. Today I choose to reject my own ways and my ability to trip myself up. I choose to walk in step with your Spirit, and choose to listen to your voice above all the others vying for my attention. I will look at people through your eyes, and seek to love them with the love only you can give. I will reject my impatience and wait on You. All my efforts are futile if you aren’t with me. Thank You for being so willing to receive me in spite of my imperfection. It blows my mind that such strength and perfection would choose to dwell with flawed frailty. Change me! Make me more like Jesus, and help me make a difference in this dismal world. Help me shine with your light and amazing love. I don’t want to waste time, but that seems to be my specialty. I am always busy, but am not sure I am always accomplishing anything. Guide me and make me ever sensitive to your leading. I yield! Lead me. Overcome me! I worship You—all mighty, all wise, all worthy and sufficient One! Forgive me for ever looking to anything or anyone beside You for satisfaction. You are truly enough to satisfy my thirsty soul. Thank You for your living water!
Dear one, I see your heart’s desire. All the effort in the world will not help you achieve it, but if your delight yourself in Me, I will give you the desires of your heart. Your desire is a good one, but your problem is that you are seeking it rather than Me. You know it is more important to be than to do, yet you trip yourself up with “to do” lists. If I want you to sit still and do nothing, that will be more worthwhile that all your doing could ever be. You are moving in the right direction when you choose to sit at my feet and worship. Cease striving—be still— know that I am God. Know Me and let Me guide your day. Stop fretting about things the world sees as important. I know your needs, and promise to take care of them if you seek my kingdom first. Keep in step with my Spirit and you will always be exactly where you need to be. You will also accomplish what you need to accomplish. Do not be anxious. Instead come abide in my presence, and find peace that surpasses your understanding. You have passion, but it has made you anxious. Now come to Me. Learn to find that place where passion flows out of worship. There can be no anxious thoughts in my presence, so enter in and rest.
My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works. Ps. 73:26, 28
See Ps. 37:4, Luke 10:38-42, Mt. 6:33, Gal. 5:25, Phil. 4:6.