Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Five Things I Pray (Almost) Daily




Over the last forty (40) years I have written a number of quotes, comments, pithy sayings, and poems in the fly-leafs of my bibles. Each Tuesday I am going to share those various entries from my bibles with you. I hope they will be as much of blessing to you as they have been to me. Sometimes I will be able to give credit where credit is due and sometimes I won’t be able to credit the source. I apologize for this to each one who contributed these gems over the last forty (40) years.

TODAY'S TREASURE:

  • expose and eradicate my self-righteousness
  • expose and eradicate the sin that resides in me
  • expose and eradicate the distorted view of who I am
  • expose and eradicate anything that usurps the place of Christ as my hope
  • expose and eradicate anything that opposes, hinders, or stifles God's eternal goal for my life - to be like Him
Because:

it is not a system/activity, but Christ's work on the cross that can rescue me from my sin

I need help to see how desperate my condition really is. I need my heart changed.

I need help to see how weak, blind, and vulnerable sin makes me

I need wisdom and correction daily

I am so needy and weak apart from Christ

It gives me victory over sin and a maturity in Christ

It keeps me from getting that I am but a sinner saved by grace and I need Christ daily

3 comments:

Scott said...

Excellent "fodder" for prayer. Thanks for sharing.

Gregg Metcalf said...

You are welcome - thanks to you!

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Thank you Gregg another excellent post to think about,

Yvonne.