I am sitting here the day after my birthday feeling a renewed sense of purpose. I desire to be all that God wants me to be! I don’t want to hold myself back with my own limited expectations. I want to live out GOD’S expectations of me.
LORD, I place myself in Your hands! Empower and Anoint me for the days ahead to be Your vessel of “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…”.
May You be honored in everything I say and do. Forgive me, Father, where I have fallen short! Manifest Your purposes in and through me, O LORD!!
I’m willing…I’m ready! I stand with an open heart, an open spirit, an open mind, and arms opened wide! Fill all of me with YOU, LORD!
I worship and adore You!!
Don’t think that the Lord can’t use you until you have it “all together!” He knows every fault…He knows every weakness…and He still wants to use us!! He doesn’t choose to use us for His Glory because of who WE are — but He chooses to use us because of who HE is!! Christ in us, the hope of glory, wants to flow through you this day. All we have to be is WILLING!!
There is such joy in knowing that we are following God’s will for our lives! I don’t have to know it all at once, Father…just show me the next step…
And how do we know that we are following God’s will?
Are people encouraged, challenged, and equipped to walk in greater love and commitment to the Lord by your actions and words? Then I would say to you that you are walking out the will of God!
Do you have a heart of compassion for others…to the point that you are willing to not only cry out to God on their behalf…but also to add “action” to your prayers? Then I believe you are following God’s will for your life!
Do you look to God as the ultimate authority and guide in making decisions that arise in your life? Do you seek Him more than the opinion of others? Are you willing to make the “hard choice” when you know it is God’s choice? Then I would say you are following God’s will for your life!!
There are more indicators than these that show God’s will is being manifested in our lives. God’s word is full of guidelines on how to “walk out” our love for God and our love for others. Please share on how you are following God’s will for YOUR life. I celebrate with you in your serving and ministering for His glory!! God bless you!!
Lord, help me to be aligned with your will! Help me to show love as I journey with You! May I be Your voice, Your hands, Your feet! Use me, Lord, for Your Glory!!
“Teacher, what is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:36-39 NIV)