Good morning, I just love Tuesday morning! Tuesday is the day that I have decided to take off from our office and spend extra time with Jesus and work on school and blog, at least when time is left over. Sometimes I choose blogging first because I just have to share my conversations with Jesus, but most times I have to choose my responsibilities first. That is tough for a seven on the Enneagram, we like putting our fun first, second, and third, lol. This Tuesday has been no exception to a great morning with Jesus, though the enemy threatened to steal it first thing. Gratefully, once I got in the shower I found peace again and returned to His heart.
Each morning, as I get into the shower, I draw unto Jesus. Firstly what that means is that I turn my attention to Him and walk with Him into my day. Secondly, it means that I pray a daily prayer that I got from Ransomed Heart Ministries. The process of it has caused our shower to be holy ground for me. Most days when I feel the warm water begin washing over me, I thank God that He chose for me to live in a day and time when we have hot water running into our homes to get clean. I know that may seem silly to some people, but I really am grateful. Especially on cold mornings like today.
In talking with Jesus this morning, I sensed He is wanting me to share my prayer in pieces, with my heart toward Him attached. I don’t know how to begin my day without this prayer anymore. Today, I am going to share the first little bit and begin a discussion about it. I hope to add to it more often than just Tuesday morning but hopefully it will be something you can relate to and want for yourself. Here is the start…
“Dear Jesus, I come to You now, to be restored in You, renewed in You, and to take refuge in You. I honor You as my Sovereign Lord and fully surrender every aspect and dimension of my spirit, soul, and body, my heart, mind, and will. I cover myself with Your blood, spirit, soul, and body, heart, mind, and will. And I ask Your Holy Spirit to restore me in You, renew me in You, and lead me in this time of prayer. In all that I now pray I stand in total agreement with Your Spirit and with all those praying for me by the Spirit of God alone.”
What a beautiful way to ask Jesus to quiet my mind and body and focus on Him, huh? He is my refuge and I need His restoration every day! We show honor to our Dad because He gets to decide if we live or die, stay or go, He is Sovereign over everything. I don’t get things right a lot of the time. In fact, if I tallied my life in a day, I would venture to say that I won’t choose the right thing in lieu of the easier thing, a lot. It isn’t that I don’t love Jesus, it is more that I am human and worn. In the morning, I surrender it all to Him because I know without Him in me, I haven’t any chance of choosing the right over the easy. The more I rely on Him, the more I find myself choosing the right. This surrender isn’t about perfection, it’s about my willingness to let Him lead me. I want God’s best. Period. I know without honoring Him at the start of each morning He gives me breath is counterproductive to doing my life well.
I hope that you will find life as I share this prayer. I’ve done life with Jesus and without Him and I know that His word is truth and my heart longs to share what He has done for me, with Him.
“But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33