As I was praying this morning, I looked over my notes from church yesterday. I had written a little reminder to myself at the side of the paper: “Give each task, each assignment, each Thing that will happen in the day to God. Ask for His guidance in everything.”
I am sure this week will have many challenges, not just in my own life, but in your life as well. As of late, I’ve been having some ‘carnal moments’….thinking that I have to do things. I know that God is there. But I had somehow allowed the enemy to tell me that “I” alone, had to figure stuff out. But that is not the posture that God wants us to have.
He wants us to totally rely on Him…for everything. It may seem a bit extreme. But every time we tell ourselves that ‘we have to fix it’, or ‘it’s all going to be done by our strength’, God takes a bad seat. It could be about anything- writing a paper, paying a bill, doing a task at work, driving home…, calling that person that you’ve been afraid to call for a while.The fact is that without God we can do nothing. We may think we can, but we can’t. When we rely on ourselves, either pride will step in, or fear…which is essentially pride anyway.
So today, I am going to take a step back, and I hope you will to. I am going to ask God to take control of everything that I have to do today, everyone that I have to meet, every conversation, every journey I will take.
Let’s start our day by praying this:
Lord, I acknowledge that you are El Elyon. You know more about everything, than I ever will. So as I go through this day, help me to remember that. As I go through this day, help me to remember to give every decision, task,…whatever…over to you. Holy Spirit, be my Guide. I give you full control of the wheel of this day, and of my life. Help me to get through this day, as you show me how. In Jesus Name.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up – James 4;10