In today’s devotion, Shannon Evans reminds us that Jesus is the one who truly leads and rules our hearts:
“The times when I have relinquished my desire for control and given Jesus full lordship have been the most fruitful, God-glorifying times in my life. And I can trust that pattern to continue, because throughout history this King has proven Himself time and time again when His people open up their hands in surrender.”
In our prayer, we can easily get over focused on what we have to do or say, sometimes even forgetting the why of our prayer. There isn’t a right or wrong as we pray together this month — there is only turning to Jesus with our whole hearts and asking Him to lead us closer to His grace.
Look into your heart and take stock honestly of anything that is keeping you separate from God. Surrender these parts of yourself over in prayer. Attachments to sin, worries, jobs, belongings, relationships, or security can hold us back from being truly open to grace.
Today, embrace vulnerability in the silence of your prayer.
If sin is weighing on you, seek Reconciliation.
Don’t shy away from the fears that can hide in the quietest corners of our hearts. Offer your weakness over to Him. Let Him rule your heart. Jesus has come to free us all from our worldly attachments and our sins.
Comment below with your thoughts:
Is there anything that is holding you back from connecting fully with Jesus? Can you free yourself to unite fully with Him? Where can you let God in to renew and refresh your heart?
or, simply answer:
Did you pray today?