For as I passed along and carefully observed your objects of worship, I came also upon an altar with this inscription, To the unknown god. Now what you are already worshiping as unknown, this I set forth to you. The God Who produced and formed the world and all things in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in handmade shrines.
Neither is He served by human hands, as though He lacked anything, for it is He Himself Who gives life and breath and all things to all [people]. And He made from one [common origin, one source, one blood] all nations of men to settle on the face of the earth, having definitely determined [their] allotted periods of time and the fixed boundaries of their habitation (their settlements, lands, and abodes), So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us. For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring.
Acts 17:23-28 AMP
You ask little of me Father, yet I ask for and expect everything from You. I want a long life, excellent health, love from You, love from people, a healthy family, financial wealth, spiritual wealth, a great physique, a comfortable home, nice transportation, attractive clothes, numerous skills, and limitless blessings. Father I apologize for my selfishness. I apologize for making this all about me and what I want.
All that You command is that I follow Your laws and follow Your Son. I apologize for those moments when I put everyone and everything before You, when I allow fear to take ahold of me and dictate my steps, and when I’m emotionally paralyzed and stagnant. I pray that my eyes and heart remain locked on You, and that my steps and words are delivered as You see fit. In Jesus’ name I humbly pray. Amen.
Those were profound words spoken by Paul when he said that there’s nothing we can do for God that He can’t do for Himself. There’s nothing we can do for Jesus either, because he was the example for us to follow and model. We need to get our egos and pride out of this or we’ll never see and experience what is in store for us. That’s a sad thought in my opinion—never receiving the greatest gift God could ever give us. Imagine that.
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