Prayer For You Today 10/15/2012

The Reluctant Servant

Psalm 19:8

The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.

Lord, when I was a child, I hated being told what to do.  If asked to perform a chore, I resisted, found distractions, or muddled my way through it period.  Guidelines felt like punishment.  I knew I was capable of doing the things that were asked of me–I just wanted to do them in  my own way.  I gave of myself in my own time frame.

How often do I resist Your precepts, Lord?  I see the right way to give or serve, yet I fight it.  I don’t want to change my plans or be inconvenienced.  I have had a reluctant heart, Lord, and I am sorry.  Help me to follow Your commands with a giving spirit.  I have asked many times before, but I still long to have a joyful heart that follows your way.  

*One Minute Prayers, Harvest House

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

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