Make My Life A Prayer To You

When the world looks at me, who do they see? Do they see me or do they see Christ?
Who should they see?

I have to admit that far too often they see me.

I can make all sorts of excuses. I can say “Well, I’m only human. You can’t expect me to be perfect.” That is true but exactly who is supposed to be alive within me, myself or Christ?

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (NIV)

If I try to live my way, if I try to be in control of what I do, all anyone is going to see is me. I must walk as Jesus walks and live as Jesus lives. Is that hard? Absolutely for it requires me to die to myself. Will I still face temptation? Of course! As long as I live in this world I will face temptation. However, just because we face it does not mean we have to yield to it.
If Christ dwells within me, sin does not have dominion over me!

But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)

And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God.

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do.

For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live.

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. Romans 8:9-14

Today I found a video clip of the late Keith Green singing a song his wife Melody wrote back in 1978. The song is entitled Make My Life A Prayer To You. I want this to be the cry of my heart. May it be yours as well!

Make my life a prayer to you I wanna do what you want me to No empty words and no white lies No token prayers no compromise

I wanna shine the light you gave
Through your Son you sent to save us
From ourselves and our despair
It comforts me to know you're really there

Well I wanna thank you now
For being patient with me
Oh it's so hard to see
When my eyes are on me
I guess I'll have to trust
And just believe what you say
Oh you're coming again
Coming to take me away

I wanna die and let you give
Your life to me so I might live
And share the hope you gave to me
The love that set me free

I wanna tell the world out there
You're not some fable or fairy tale
That I've made up inside my head
You're God the Son and you've risen from the dead

I wanna thank you now
For being patient with me
Oh it's so hard to see
When my eyes are on me
I guess I'll have to trust
And just believe what you say
Oh you're coming again
Coming to take me away

I wanna die and let you give
Your life to me so I might live
And share the hope you gave to me
The love that set me free

Blessings!

K :princess:

Jamie Degonia @girlforgod ·

me too K, me too....:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap: It is my heartfelt :clap:!!

Shani Matthews @shanijane ·

K :princess:
another awesome blog!

:heart:

Me three jamie, :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
may this be the cry of all our hearts

Kirk M @blessings2you ·

One of the classics for sure. What an incredible desire to want our lives to be a prayer to Him and not just the words we say. When we do this, the Word says we are like a sweet smelling incense to God.

Thank you for finding this and making it available to us.
B2Y

Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy ·

Amen:pray:

Richard Everingham @ginfwmy ·

The fact is

"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."

We surely do need to love him more.

Thanks for the reminder.

rick