Dear Lord, You spoke words to me, with outstretched hands, "Come
unto me." I heard Your words and I believed. I came to know the
joy of life in You. In spite of my stumbling, my doubts, and my
fears, I can still hear Your words, "Come unto me." Today, that
is my prayer - come unto me, Lord Jesus. Come into my heart. Reign,
unchallenged, on the throne of my heart. Rule. Guide. "Come in today,
come in to stay. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus."
April 22, 2014
(Meditation: John 3:16)
God, I'm reluctant to tell others about what You have done in my
life. I don't want to be called a "Jesus-freak" or a "fanatic."
But I know that when love goes unexpressed, it dies. God, help me
to share Your love and the good news of the gospel. Make me a sower
of the seed of life-in-You. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
April 23, 2014
(Meditation: Philippians 4:6-7)
Dear God, I lose perspective when my faith in You is not as real
as my problems. Help me to see beyond my worry, to let go, and to
trust in You. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
April 24, 2014
(Meditation: Matthew 10: 30-31)
God, when the mail comes, I throw away the bulk of it. It's junk
mail. It seems like everybody is trying to sell me something. But
how wonderful it is to get a personal letter. It stands out. I recognize
the handwriting. I recognize the return address. I know it comes
from someone who knows me and cares about me. God, are my prayers
more like junk mail than personal letters? Do I take time to be
with You alone because You are important to me, or do I just try
to sell You on something I want? Forgive my charades, and lead me
into a deep and trusting relationship with You. Through Jesus Christ,
my Lord. Amen.
April 25, 2014
Dear God and Father of mankind, lead me where You will, just go
with me. Place any care upon me, just help me to bear it. Give me
any task; just give me the strength to do it. Take from me what
You will, just keep me close to You. Fill my days with whatever
You will, just give me a heart of thanksgiving. Do with my health
as You will, just give me an accepting heart. Do with my property
as You will, just make me a good steward in every circumstance.
I yield myself to You and Your will for my life. Through Jesus Christ,
my Lord. Amen.