My heart’s desire is to be used up for you, to be poured out in a life of love for others.
Yet, I find there is another desire working in me. I know it to be misguided, I know that it is not Christian. It is a desire to have people love me, for them to acknowledge my wonderfulness and be impressed with me. I cry out for my needs to be met. “Give to me,” I say to the world and the people around me.
And yet, I know of another way in Christ. A way that calls me to “Give away” my life; a way that calls me to love God and others and not just self. It is a way that says giving and thanksgiving is a better path.
O Lord, Heavenly Father, give grace to your child this day; grant mercy and strength and all that is needed to live a life with and for you, so that I might be a grace to another.