Prayers for the Parched: Incorporating God’s Goals

Learning to Incorporate God's Goals Into Our Goals

Learning to Incorporate God’s Goals Into Our Goals

Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.  Ecclesiastes 2:11 (KJV)

Father,

Like Jesus, we live in a word focused on selfishness

I am surrounded and encouraged to…

Pursue my goals

Fulfill my Will

Work for my purposes

Be true to my convictions

as they make sense to me

Look out for myself first

Act independently

Bring me to Yourself

as each of these dictums fails without a spiritual core

as each proves to be vanity

I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it.  God does it so that men will revere him.  Ecclesiastes 3:14

Thank you for the model Jesus gives us

Jesus sought only to pursue your will

He sought only to please you

With these single-purpose goals

Jesus changed history and eternity for all mankind

Paul exhorts us to become more Christlike

I want to be more Christlike

So Lord, amidst the complexities of our

Individual and global worlds

Show us what it means to seek only your will and to seek only to please you

By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.  John 5:30

Let me behold the principles in your word for my life

Order my priorities

Reshape my perspectives

Show me how to incorporate your goals as my goals

In so doing

I walk in your presence

Even as my feel walk through the daily paths

Position me to receive the flowing waters of the everlasting life

And my life will become full with your delight

 


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