God has been speaking many things to me; none of which I have felt a need to share…until now.
I’m listening to hear God for MYSELF. I’m receiving His instruction for MYSELF. I’m applying it for MYSELF. Have you given Yourself and God the attention deserved and needed?
What is God speaking to you?….FOR YOU….Not for your spouse….Not for your children….Not for your friend or your neighbor….No! Not for another, but for YOURSELF.
He is speaking to ME for MY own benefit and for MY own transformation, which I must say, far outweighs any other Word given. Why? Because MY LIFE is what I am held accountable for….and no matter how much we share, we encourage, or we teach, WE CANNOT change anyone’s actions, other than ourselves.
So, this is where I am. Lord, what are you saying to ME? What are you requiring of ME? What things do I need to set in order for MY own growth and to change MY own life? What are the dreams You put in ME? What is MY vision?
We are in a time when many do not want to see another succeed, let alone celebrate their success. So, this is where it starts…..ME, MYSELF, I, and GOD (but never in a selfish manner).
When Me, Myself, I, and God are totally aligned and on one accord, THEN I will be able to CONTRIBUTE to my family and others, as God intended. Then, I can take MY own family, by force. Then, I can see increase in MY own life.
I would be foolish to try and impact lives without impacting my own…..to try and change lives without changing my own.
Therefore, here’s my prayer….
Here. I. Am. Lord….(1 Sam. 3:5)
Search ME, oh God….Try ME and know MY thoughts (Ps. 139:23)
MY souls yearns for You….(Isaiah 26:9)
Create in ME a clean heart…..Renew a right spirit within ME (Ps. 51:10)
Deliver ME…..(Joel 2:32), Purge and purify ME…..Wash ME….(Ps. 51:7)
Restore MY soul…Guide ME in the paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake (Ps. 23:3)