What kind of things are we doing that we think are in service to the Lord? Are they really? I pray that we don't just do something to pacify our conscience. That we don't just compare ourselves to others and say that at least we are better than so and so. I pray that we don't falsely think that what we're doing is pretty good and God should be pleased with our efforts. No, instead I pray we seek the Truth. That we want to hear from God as to what is on His heart, what is His will, and what are those things that are important to Him. That we pray as Jesus taught, "Your will be done in earth as it is in Heaven." Let's open our hearts to hear from Him, to really hear from Him. Let's get still and wait for the truth, not letting impatience get in the way, deceiving ourselves into thinking that our ideas must be His ideas--that if it looks good and sounds good it must be good. The price of truth is worth whatever we have to pay to get it.
God I pray we don't judge things according to our own standards of what is good or good enough. I pray we don't look to our own minds or our own ideas and base our plans off of what we think is right. May we press in and seek You. May we press in and go after Your heart. May the cry of our heart be that we become like You, that we think like You, that we love what You love and hate what You hate. May we be so filled with Your Spirit that our heart beats in sync with Yours. May our judgement and our perception be the same as Yours. May we realize we are seated with You in heavenly places and we can see things from Your perspective. May we stand up and do it--look from Your view. May we not be duped into believing something or following something just because it sounds good. May we pay whatever the price to buy the truth.
Matthew 6:10, Ephesians 2:6, Proverbs 23:23
Re-prayer October 21, 2011