08 January 2014

My Heart

 [Continuing to come clean with my goals for the new year]
And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. - Ezekiel 36:26
The last few weeks of 2013 revealed something in me that I didn't really like seeing: a jealous, hard heart. Feeling discouraged and prideful. Seeking pity. Coveting what I don't have. Acting out of bitterness.

Can you pray with me that the Lord breaks me of this and softens me? I long for a joyful heart. Joyful in all situations.

When I clean the kitchen for the 100th time.
When I feel I have to nag.
When I can't have something.
When I feel offended.
When I feel under-appreciated.

In all things, Lord, help me respond with joy and grace.

Oh grace... I also feel like that's missing for me. Grace toward others and grace toward myself.

I'll be praying into that area as well.

I'd love to know: what are areas that you're praying into this year? How can I pray with you?

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, right there with you! I've been feeling EXACTLY the same thing, and here you've put what I've been needing to write down into words for me … I'll be praying for you when I start feeling all nasty too <3


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