MOTIVATION MONDAY: Motivated to Prayer By The Spirit Alone
Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is nothing on earth that I desire but you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is my strength and my portion forever. -Psalm 73
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith would be made stronger in the presence of my Saviour.
More of you, less of me. Always, all the time Lord lead me, I want to scream but it makes no difference from my silent prayer Lord because you hear me, you know the depths of my soul and the depths the devil has gone and Lord I want the devil gone, fully gone, indeed if that is your will may it be done. For not mine, only yours, Lord, for friendship with the world is ENMITY with You and I know that, so fill my soul with the goodness only your Holy Spirit can provide and by your grace may I go into this world of sin humbly walking in your ways. For I am but a “mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
Guide me to stay firm in YOUR Truth only, not swayed by any humans or earthy means or matter but ever steadfast in your goodness and unconditional love.
I am submitting myself, therefore, to you. Teach me your ways and do the works in me that need to be done; I want to praise you in all that I do, Christ Christ Christ be my life, for I know that if I draw near to You, You will draw nearer to me. Ah, for I know that YOU tempt no one and so if I give into temptation I am giving in to Satan; ah, I resent him. Lord save me from his and hiss evil and do what only You can do in me.
Give clarity so that I need NOTHING but You. For indeed, I need nothing but You. Bless me through my relationships with those in whom your Spirit dwells; bless my relationships with those who do not know You. Lord, make You ALL I know.
And yet I worry, the worry creeps in, and Your voice reminds me not to be afraid, not to wonder over tomorrow, but to return to You, your light and your Word, to pray and to love You with all my heart, soul, and mind. For oh how truly the sufferings of the world mean nothing in knowing of the glory soon to be revealed, this temporary world and all its “glamour” is just a blink of an eye. You blessed me with a beautiful soul to fall in love with– how deeply I fell in love, with a man who loves You and is rooted only in You and who does not lead or tempt me to him but whose love and who my love FOR only points me back to You, and the Truth of Your Word. Lead me to You, in his presence and outside of it, continually bless him with growth in you in whatever way you call him and Lord fashion me his helper fit more for supporting each day if that is your will.
I know my body is DEAD because of sin and the only LIFE I may have is because of YOU. AHHH Lord I am on fire!! I praise you to the ends of the earth; not me, may my flesh be dead to me. You intercede with “sighs too deep for words” indeed.