please work in me both to will and to do of Thy good pleasure that I may do all
things without murmuring and disputing or arguing. Heavenly Father, I desire to
be blameless and harmless, sincere as Thy child while I walk today in this
world. Help me to shine as your light today. Let your Spirit be upon me that I
may always esteem others better than myself and that I may do nothing through
strife or for personal glory. (Philippians 2:13–15, 3, 4)
There are many times when we want to do our
own thing and put ourselves over and above others. If you find yourself heading
in that direction, be still. Send up this prayer that our Heavenly Father may
change that selfish desire into one like His of selflessness.
Remember the promise in Psalm 37:4: “Delight
thyself also in the Lord and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” When we pray the above prayer with a full
earnest desire, He will gladly answer that yearning with the filling of His
Spirit subduing our own will. Praise the Lord for God’s word and His promises
which are always sure.
“Jesus has opened the way to the Father’s
throne, and through His mediation the sincere desire of all who come to Him in
faith may be presented before God.” The Great Controversy, 489.
We are all striving with hearts yearning to
fill that need to reach our Heavenly Father. Through Jesus Christ that is
possible. We should never excuse our shortcomings but always take them to God
immediately. Now is the day of salvation and we never want to help keep a smile
on Satan’s face because of our neglect to go to our Father through Jesus.
“If those who hide and excuse their faults
could see how Satan exults over them, how he taunts Christ and holy angels with
their course, they would make haste to confess their sins and to put them
away.” Ibid., 489.
Go to our Heavenly Father right now and ask
Him to do of His good pleasure so that you won’t argue or murmur or think that
you are better than others. Tell Him that you want to be His child and that you
want His light to shine through you to others. Don’t wait another minute. The
longer you wait, the more Satan boasts, taunting and ridiculing our Savior
because of the unChristlike
behavior of those claiming His name.
He is there waiting for each of us to come to
Him and ask for help.
Remember: “A divine element combines with the
human when the soul reaches out after God and the longing heart can say, ‘My
soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.’ Psalm 62:5.” Thoughts from the Mount of
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