"This, then, is how you should pray: " 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name..” ~~Matthew 6:9 NIV
Each morning, I prayed giving the Lord my to-do list. I asked the Lord to change my husband, to change my children, to take care of situations. I started losing reverence for the Lord. He is holy. I had set up rules and regulations in my own life that the Lord does not abide by.
I’m to be molded into the image of Christ, not attempt to mold the Lord into me. It won’t work as it only leads to frustration. Trust me, I’ve been frustrated. Living in frustration is not living a life in the Spirit of the Lord.
Jesus taught us how to pray. The first words out of my mouth should be reverence for our Father in heaven. His name is sacred and should be treated as so. We’re to enter into relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ.
I realized that I’ve been spending more time asking the Lord to do more for me than I ask Him what I can do for Him. John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” So what about applying that principle to the body of Christ? Therefore, starting today, I’m asking the Lord, “What can I do for You today? How can I serve You better?”
Lord, You are holy and worthy to be praised. Lord, hallowed by Your name. Lord, I seek forgiveness for selfishness and self-centeredness in my life. I’ve been focused on myself and not about You and Your kingdom. Lord, I ask You today, what can I do for You? What can I do in service for the Kingdom of God today? Lord, I ask You to guide my steps and establish the work of my hands. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.Engrafted by His Grace--