Saturday, March 12, 2011

Morning Prayer Guide - Saturday

Read: Matthew 18:1-7 and Psalm 51

Babies come into the world with nothing. They cannot feed themselves. They cannot dress themselves. They have no health insurance of their own, and they will eventually need braces. A baby has no 401(k), no possessions, nothing. Except one thing: Total dependence on the one who gives it life.

Jesus wants us to be like that. He wants us to have total, complete dependence on the one who gives us life. Christ came to give us life, and he offers that to us freely. It is completely free, but it isn’t without cost – he expects us to give up our entire selves, to give up our selfish ways, to give up our sinful natures in exchange for eternal life. What will you choose?

Are you dependent on God for everything? If the bottom fell out today and you found yourself with absolutely nothing, would you still give the same answer? Ask God to help you with this. You may find the following prayer helpful:

Almighty God, you have given us the opportunity to be in covenant relationship with you: Grant us grace to put aside all that displeases you and to put our whole trust in you, that we might fulfill your will for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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