Dear Lord, grant me the grace of humility. To think less of myself today and more of you than I did yesterday. More of you God, less of me. Holy Spirit teach me how to pray continually, nudge me out of futile thinking patterns into a committed mindset that seeks your face in every situation I face today. Help me to turn from wicked ways I’m not even aware of so that you will forgive my sins and heal our land.
Learning Objective: Explore specific behaviors you are encouraged to set your mind on pursuing in life for more peace and freedom in Christ. Understand what you want to start doing less of and more of to be grounded in the love of Christ and His power and peace.
Scriptures: Colossians 3:1-18
Dear Lord, teach me how to give my spirit permission to guide my flesh so that I will be able to experience the freedom you died to give me. The world screams and you whisper, help me to quite the hunger of my ego for worldly things…including my need to be in control, my desires for power, popularity, position or possessions. You are all I need for life and godliness. Grant me a pure heart so that I can see you.
Learning Objective: Understand the connection between happiness and waiting. Learn from Jesus words the behavior He desires from us while we wait. Unpack the help of the Holy Spirit to be able to wait with happiness and joy.
Dear Lord, help me to be alert, attentive to your voice, your will and your promptings in my life so that my colors are clear when you return. I want to be found doing today what prepares me to stand before you tomorrow. More of you Lord and less of me. Happiness is my way when I know and belief that you are ultimately in charge here.
Dear Lord, too often I am trying to dance someone else’s dance or I try to save someone from a lesson that you are trying to teach them in life. The disease to please too often causes me to edit myself for the sake of reward: attention, approval, recognition all of which flow from my own focus on ME. Teach me how to put down my donkey and take up my cross. I only want what will bring me closer to you.