My Monday Prayer: The Humble Place
-Roy Lessin and Marina Bromley
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts (Isaiah 57:15 NLT).
God’s grace works within our lives to strip us and reduce us, to mold us and shape us, to conform us into His image, and to transform us into His likeness. God reveals to us our true needs and causes us to see how truly dependent we are upon Him. God does this, not to leave us empty, but to fill us with His true riches found in Jesus Christ; not to leave us downcast, but to be our glory and the lifter of our heads; not to make our lives miserable, but to bring to us the fullness of His joy; not to make our lives meaningless, but to work within us His eternal purpose.
Lord God, You are my Father and Shepherd. You provide for me and direct me. You guide me to where I need to be in life circumstances and surround me with exactly what I need to be more dependent upon You. Thank You.
As the world is focused on the material things of Christmas, help me to continue to look in the manger, being grateful for all You have given me. Thank You for walking with me through difficult circumstances, for being Light in this dark valley, for comforting me in physical and emotional pain, for providing for me before I know what I will need for tomorrow. The "manna" of Your body and blood is more than enough to carry me through each day. I praise You for the forgiveness of my sins. I rejoice that You will return again one day. Give me courage to testify of Your goodness, which far surpasses worldly possessions. Help me to be content in the "just enough" for today, and to trust You for tomorrow. Continue to make me transformed into Your likeness, to be filled with Your riches, and to be walking in the fullness of Your joy as You work within me Your eternal purpose. I ask all this in humility, that You loved a sinner such as me. In Jesus' name, amen.
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