This week’s prayer:
Grant to us, Lord, we pray,
the spirit to think and do always those things that are right,
that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Sometimes the idea of “doing God’s will” seems burdensome, like it’s a list of do’s and don’ts that never ends. Oh, the drudgery! But this week’s prayer is a reminder that in order to do what’s right, we’ve got to begin with right thinking.
In other words, we need to get our heads on straight!
Right thinking leads to right actions.
We need God’s spirit to guide our thoughts before we can expect Him to guide our ways.
And what’s the first mind-shift the Spirit brings to us? The understanding that our very being is found in Him. We cannot live without Him! He holds every breath, and every moment of our lives in His loving hands.
We cannot exist without Him.
”In Him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)
When we start here, it’s amazing how everything else begins to fall into place. What before seemed burdensome is now a delight. What was once impossible to do, is now an offering of gratitude to Him.
This week, I will be praying for you: that you will have a deeper understanding of God’s sustaining power in your everyday life. May you come to recognize and know His presence with you, so that living according to His will will be nothing but unspeakable joy.