Prayer for a Clean Heart"Father in Heaven, take away from my heart: anything that does not bow before Thee as Lord; whatever in me does not have Thy name on it; all that is resistant to thy Spirit; everything impure and unworthy of thee; attitudes and opinions and convictions that do not originate in Thee; desires and motives and plans and ambitions in conflict with Thy will for my life; anything that runs and hides when You enter, that laughs when I believe, that squirms when I pray, that fears when I trust; whatever in me does not give Thee joy, make Thee proud, or serve Thy purpose; all of this, and everything else that holds me back, weighs me down, and cheapens the product."Dr. Joe McKeever***
Whoa!This goes on the wall!Thanks so much, Rooster!Awesome....
Check this out:The Holy Club of Oxford, which was made up of John Wesley, Charles Wesley, George Whitfield and others, asked themselves the following questions each day in their personal devotional time: 1. Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I'm better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite? 2. Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate? 3. Do I confidentially pass on what was told to me in confidence? 4. Can I be trusted? 5. Am I a slave to dress, friends, work or habits? 6. Am I self-conscious, self-pitying or self justifying? 7. Did the Bible live in me today? 8. Do I give it time to speak to me everyday? 9. Am I enjoying prayer? 10. When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? 11. Do I pray about the money I spend? 12. Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? 13. Do I disobey God in anything? 14. Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy? 15. Am I defeated in any part of my life? 16. Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy or distrustful? 17. How do I spend my spare time? 18. Am I proud? 19. Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican? 20. Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what I am doing about it? 21. Do I grumble or complain constantly? 22. Is Christ real to me? I have a copy of this on my bulletin board. I need to make one for the refrigerator also. :-P
I have a copy of this on my bulletin board. I need to make one for the refrigerator also.