7. A Humble Heart
“Lord, with humble hearts we approach you. We deserve nothing yet you shower us with unmerited grace and favor. As we draw near to you, we know that you will draw near to us and show up in many ways. As we go through the day, may we be peacemakers, wise influencers, and doers of good. May you shine through in all our actions. Keep me humble as I do what you have purposed for me to do. Amen.”
There is no formula to praying, to knowing God, to being intimate with Him. What you will need to do is simply make an effort to spend time with him, the same way you would in any relationship that you value. If prayer worked according to a fixed formula – used to win our hearts’ desires – Job would have avoided much suffering, Paul’s thorn in the flesh would have been removed, and Jesus would not have been crucified (excerpt from Philip Yancey – Prayer Does it Make a Difference). God hears us; his heart is touched by ours, for He is a God of relationship. As we pray, cling to God’s faithfulness. He hears, and He cares.
Nylse is a Christian wife and a mother of four who loves life and inspiring others. She likes to have fun but is very clear on who she is and Whose she is. A prolific thinker, she blogs to encourage others from a Christian perspective at www.lifenotesencouragement.com. She can be found online on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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