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Prayer, Plain and Simple

God’s way is perfect…And He makes my way perfect. Psalm 18:30,32

But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48

The best definition I’ve ever heard of Love is this:  “To fight for the highest possible good in another.” God is true love in the best sense and definition. Case in point:  He doesn’t keep His perfection to Himself; He shares it with us.

The Hebrew word for “perfect” simply means complete and whole, healthy and unimpaired. Who doesn’t want a journey like that? God’s way is everything good, and His goal for each of us to make our ways just like His. He offers us the possibility of attaining to a divine destiny – a better life filled with greater productivity and fruit. Then we, like Him, can do the same for others.

Like Lady Wisdom in Proverbs 8, we can cry out from the intersections we live in, “Hey, there is a better way to live! You oughta try doing life God’s way!” Our motive is not to get some kind of prize or rack up points with God, but simply to lift others up as He has lifted us up. So, pray this plain and simple prayer today, and let’s get our journeys in line with God’s perfect way…

Father,

Thank you that You love me enough to not leave me to myself, my goals, my ambitions, nor my foolishness. You lift me above myself and take me to places I wouldn’t dream of going.

So, I pray the prayer I prayed to you when I first believed:  “Take my life and do something with it.” Yes! Take the path ahead of me, and direct me! Make my life fruitful and wholesome, healthy and helpful for others.

I receive all you want to give me, and I will go wherever you want to take me.

In Jesus’ Name Amen

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