Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Most Frightening Prayer

"Change me, Lord."

"Change my heart."

Frightening because you have no idea what God is going to do with that liberty.

I have found myself hesitating to utter those words at times, not sure what will happen.  Not sure what part of myself I would lose.

But, think of what you could gain!  Psalm 37:4 states "Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart."

God will never allow you to surrender a part of your soul without replacing it with something glorious.  A new passion.  A new perspective.  Wisdom.  Grace.

Those "desires of your heart" might even be a desire so deep you didn't even know it was there. 

Are you struggling with something right now?  Marriage?  Motherhood?  Ministry?  Another relationship?  Something else altogether?

Cry out to God.  Ask Him to change the situation...starting with you!  Allow Him to show you things you've never seen before.  He will!  The Bible says in James 4:6 "But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:  'God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.'"

So whether you're dealing with unforgiveness, or something you don't feel like doing, or some other kind of tough situation, God has the answer...but it may not be what you think!  Allow yourself to be surprised by His answer to the situation!  You won't regret it.

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