4-23-23 - Prayer
Father God, help me not worry about the relationship anyone else has with You as long as they have a relationship with You. I am reading these verses how Cain was so jealous of the relationship Abel had with God and was focused more on Abel and God’s acceptance of him than what he was doing with and for God. I know that I have seen and felt that in the past and I ask that You help me keep my mind focused on You and how I can praise You, love You, worship You and share You with others, rather than comparing my relationship with You to how others are rewarded.
I know there are times I have seen people who claim to love You yet treat people with hatred, and I wonder why they end up being rewarded in earthly ways. I have to admit I don’t understand it, and I have even had the thought that it wasn’t fair, but I don’t have to worry about them. You are in charge of the relationship with them and all I need to focus on is what I am doing in Your name and how I show love to You and my obedience. Help me to keep my eyes on You. I know You will take care of them in whatever way You choose and I just want to reach as many people in Your name as I can.
I can admit I used to want people like that punished, but because of the work You have done in me, I now pray that they can see truth and become better at glorifying You, but that is where my part ends. Praying that they would be the best possible missionaries and disciples for You.
Help me be a missionary for You everywhere I go. I know I fall so short, but I do desire to carry You with me and shine a light on You every single day. I think about the verses in Romans 7.
15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.
In Jesus’ name.