Oh Lord, I pray that our lives will become conformed to be like Yours. I know how hard it is for people to give up certain things like addictions, bad habits, and walls of unforgiveness, but all this is so important in order to walk in Your light. As for me, I am willing, God, to do whatever You ask of me. I have given up everything that could keep me away from Your love in order to do Your will above all else. So I ask that You use me for Your kingdom. Light up my path, that every ounce of darkness will be scattered when I talk to or walk past people. Don’t let anything that is worldly enter my life again. You have given me a heart that despises what is evil and clings to what is good. Thank You for teaching me what it means to forgive that I might be forgiven also. Your mercy is real but I wasn’t able to experience it until I developed a true heart to allow You to change me from within. Truly, I can only do so much when it comes to my strivings to do good in this life. However, with You leading me, I am bold for Your kingdom. Nothing on earth can stop me from proclaiming the good news of the gospel to everyone I meet. This is only true because You are with me. I love You, Lord. I trust in You. Amen.
Genesis 50:15-17 (KJV)
15 And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
Be forgiving as God is forgiving towards us. This shows God that we truly desire forgiveness for our sins also.