Lord God, I pray that we learn the importance of our faith in You and no longer do our own things to serve you. For I know that my own works are only filthy rags. I can do nothing of my own will to show my faith in You, but only through seeking You daily in prayer and Bible study will I know how to serve You better. It is not what I feel is good but what You feel is good in my life that matters. My ways are destructive but Your ways are righteous and pure. Therefore, I come unto You daily for a refreshing of Your knowledge and great counsel for my life. I know that I am weak but am made strong in You. Only in You, Jesus, do I know the way and am able to walk in it. My desires are to not only say that I love You but to demonstrate that same love in action, while doing what You say. So Lord, poor down Your Spirit upon me. Overflow my being with Your presence. Teach me to walk in Your ways. Lead me away from temptation and every wicked way. I do not wish to quench the Spirit but to be led by the Spirit. So please help me to walk in Your good works, that You have ordained for us all. I love Your ways and want to always do Your will and not my own. You are my Savior and I need You to take me by the hand and lead me safely home. I rely on You, Lord, for the safety of my soul. In You, there is salvation, and therefore, my heart ever wants to be with You and never leave Your side. I love You Lord. Amen.
Romans 4:6-8 (KJV)
6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
We are saved through our faith in Christ. However, this faith becomes real when we allow God to work in our lives.
Our own works, no matter how good they seem, do more harm than not. This is why a desire to be led by the Spirit of God, and not ourselves, is so important. Continue Reading