Sunday, November 16, 2008

Change my heart, Lord...

Lord, I'm convicted that I am overly obsessed with earning acceptance and praise from others. I know this is wrong. I know this is a problem.

Help me to dwell on this unmovable, unchanging, absolute truth: Your love is all that I need. I don't need to "earn" that love because You grant it to me freely.

I don't need attention and adoration from the opposite sex, my peers, or the world to be completely fulfilled. Your favor, friendship, and approval are all that I need to satisfy me. Your faithfulness is the only truth that I can completely rest in and rely on. The only thoughts and feelings that I need to dwell on are those which center around Your unfailing love, power, righteousness, and greatness.

If you are my Satisfaction, my one consuming Thought, the One Who infiltrates my thoughts, desires, and innermost longings, I will be completely satisfied. Give me a pureness of heart. I cannot develop this purity by myself. I can only become completely consumed by You if I walk by Your Spirit and stay constantly connected to You, I can only be connected to You through Your Word and through a spirit of prayer, praise, trust, love, and desire for You.

Help me to bring my thoughts into captivity, and to center my thoughts around YOU, not around ME and the attention that I want.
You are so merciful!
I love you!


Olivia said...

This post reminded me of one of God's promises:
7 "But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
whose confidence is in him.

8 He will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit."

Sharon said...

This is the cry of my heart too.

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Maddie said...

So so true. Your mom sent my mom a 'pride vs. broken card' and though I found somethings on the broken side I did find exactly what you said here on the pride side....

I am 'overly obsessed' with acceptance and and praise. Thanks for sharing such a sweet prayer! It is the truth that Jesus's love is all we need to satisfy ourselves :)

Thanks for being an awesome friend! I am so blessed!

Love always,

Hey, how is college going? Are you ready for Christmas break?? :)

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Love always,

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