I Can’t Do This On My Own


In so many different ways lately the Lord has been reminding me of the truth that this world I live in now is not my home. I am just passing through. If you are in Christ, you are just passing through this world too. We are here for God’s glory and His purposes alone. All of our circumstances, all of our trials, are ALL for His glory. That’s been the theme of teaching the past few weeks in our Falling in Love Again with Your Lord study and also what I’ve been learning about in my church. I don’t know about you, but that truth is so easy for me to write and say I believe, but it’s a whole different thing to really live it out. Here’s a prayer I prayed to the Lord recently, crying out for His help, because apart from Him I can do nothing. Apart from Him you can do nothing. Be encouraged that none of us can do this on our own, but cry out to the Lord with me to live for His glory alone.

Lord, it’s so easy for me to say right now this world is not my home and I’m just passing through. It’s easy for me to even feel that truth to be true. Lord, I really, really want to know and would love to feel this truth to be true because that would make it easier when my kiddo wakes up from his nap early and I had more things I wanted to get done. I want to believe it when I’m sitting in traffic for an hour with a screaming, hungry baby or when a friendship is hurt and it takes time to get back to normal. I want to believe it when all I want to do is sleep for 15 more minutes instead of getting up for my time with you. And, Lord, I want to believe it when the big trials come too. Even as I pray this I see the focus on myself and the ingratitude as no major trial is going on in my life right now, but things just aren’t “perfect.” And of course not “perfect” by my definition of the word. Lord, I want to live by this truth and I have no ability to. I want to set my mind on things above, where my life really is. I need you, Lord. Please have mercy, for your glory.

Planted for His Glory

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