Father, make a difference in my heart that’s daily evident in my life.
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“I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I my finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me — the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.” (v 24 NIV)
Father, thanks for Paul’s example of devotion to You:
his abandon — “I consider my life worth nothing to me”
his determination — “if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me”
his loyalty — “the task the LORD JESUS has given me”
his mission — “the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace”
Move me in a way that I’ve never seen before. Draw me to the utter abandon of my will in order that I might completely seek, accept and live out Your will. Instill in me a determination that just can’t be squelched as I go about serving You, Lord Jesus, with genuine loyalty and devotion. Guide me in carrying out YOUR mission here in this world, in the corner of Your kingdom You’ve ordained as my mission field.
Help me to recognize Your work in and around me. Make me vitally aware of Your presence, strength and other blessings as You continue Your work in me to make me just like Jesus. Amen.