Be glorified, Father. Praise You, Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Father, I love You. Thank You that Your grace covers us. Thank You that it is by Your grace that we are saved, not of works. Thank You that Your grace makes us free. Thank You that You love us even though we fall so short — we are nothing without You, Jesus. Father, thank You that Your grace covers us.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Father, forgive me for pride. Forgive me for pride which is so ridiculous because nothing is from my own goodness, for there is none good but one, that is God. Father, forgive me for being insensitive, for saying the wrong thing, for showing off. Father, everything we have is a gift from you — every good gift and every perfect gift comes from You. To try to take any credit, or to want any credit is ridiculous and wicked — wash it away from me, Father. Wash away pride. Wash away vanity. Wash away false pretense. Jesus died for our sins — He paid for my sins. I don’t deserve it. Yet You love me so much. Oh, Father, I feel like I failed so badly in everything. I feel like I always fail when I am around other people. Forgive me for my failures, Father. There is so much I don’t know. Thank You, Jesus, that You fill in the gap. Thank You that You “take up the slack.” Thank You that You cover me with Your righteousness and Your holiness and Your grace. Thank You, O God, for Your great mercy.
I am nothing without You. I can do nothing without You. Anything good is You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are everything that is good.
Humility. Thank You that You give me the humility of Christ as a gift. Amen.
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I sure am glad we are not to try to please men, for it is impossible even to know what they want. We live to please God.
How ironic that God, whose standards are perfect, is pleased simply by our faith in Christ. We may rest in His love. And people, whose standards are not perfect, seem harder to please.
But God’s grace covers us all.
Praise the Lord. For He alone is good. For His mercy endures for ever.
Perfect love. God’s love.