Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

Psalm 115: 1

 

Where is my mind focused and what does my heart desire?

 

Am I consumed with how others will think about me and how many will praise me for my brilliant skill, knowledge, and accomplishment?

 

Let me direct my thoughts toward God and onto His desired way for me to live. I need to allow the Lord’s approach to life to take over mine; then, I will begin to live as an expression of love. The only true and lasting love to be found is in and from love’s source, and that is God; so, for me to even begin to understand faithful, unwavering, and lasting love, I need to stay closely connected the Lord. Then, as He continues to transform me and to mold me into His image, the ways that I act that are unloving and disconnected will start to change into His way of relating.

 

O Lord, let me seek to bring glory to you through the way that I live today; so, my prayer is that you would change the hard places in my heart into ones that lovingly embrace and that you would remove my self-directed thoughts and replace them with your face.