Sometimes life just gets noisy…not necessarily with audible sound, but with thoughts and ideas, fears and concerns.
I am trying hard to quiet my heart. To lay it all aside, if only for a moment.
I am passionate about a lot of things. I speak of hard topics, and perhaps I often come across as too harsh, too black and white, or too insensitive.
In my heart, though, I simply desire to be more like Christ. I am keenly aware of how sinful and failing I am. Not in a falsely humble kind of way, but a very real, painful kind of way.
So, I lift up this prayer, from my heart, and maybe you could join me.
“Father, I want you to search my heart, and see if there is any unclean thing there. Help me loathe my sin, yet relish your grace that covers it all.
May I live for your glory, and not for man’s. May I seek your purposes, and not my own. Forgive me for my selfishness, my pride, my laziness in seeking You, and my poor reflection of Your mercy.
Help me love Your Word more than any other book. May I live in a way that others see Your Son-even through all the humanness.
May I willingly submit the clay of my life to your Potter-hands. Make me who you desire me to be, and let me be content to decrease as You increase.
Purity of heart is my desire. Grant me, O Lord, this one thing.”