Christ's Glory, Not Mine

by science fiction author Andrea J. Graham

Who and what are number one?

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)

Is God first in your heart? What is your deepest desire? What do you hunger for? What drives you? Are you willing to let him tell you the answers?

What do you treasure on this earth? If he asked you to give it up in a clear voice, would you be willing?

Lord, forgive us not giving you all of our hearts. If we’ve been holding anything back from you, we offer it to you now,to your service, Lord. Change our hearts. I pray we would love you and trust you enough to give up anything you said wasn’t good for us. Deliver us from fear and wicked voices that might try to confuse and enslave us. Grant us discernment to know you will for our lives. Whatever you have called us to, let us do it with all our might, not as man-pleasers, but knowing from you we will receive the reward of the inheritance. Thank you for your grace. I pray whatever we do would be in the Spirit of love, not fear of condemnation or to simply to avoid Hell, but out of a hunger to grow closer to you. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.