Sunday, October 8, 2017

Less of Me


A few days ago, I woke up with seven words on my mind...More of You Lord, less of me.

I knew it had to do with the way I'd felt when I went to bed the night before. Frustrated with emotions that I'd buried months ago, and were now coming back to the surface. Feelings I could either bury again, or would have to deal with now.

Neither choice looked appealing, but those words kept running through my mind like a ticker tape reminder...More of You Lord, less of me.


That reminder became my prayer over and over throughout the day because I know that when I don't have it in me to deal with something, God does. {Tweet this}

When I struggle to forgive...

More of You Lord, less of me.

When I don't understand and don't know which way to go...

More of You Lord, less of me.

When I can't change my circumstances or someone else's actions...

More of You Lord, less of me.

When I feel lost and lonely...

More of You Lord, less of me.

When my emotions are going to overtake me...

More of You Lord, less of me.

So often I forget this, trying to deal with things on my own. But the truth is, every day, in every situation, I need more of Him and less of me. {Tweet this}

In Christ,
Laura

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11 comments:

  1. Thank you, Laura, for the gentle reminder of our total dependency on God. Prayers of praise and thanksgiving that our need can never surpass God's greatness. Blessings from your neighbor at God-Sized Dreams.

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  2. So good.. and true... and hard... but necessary! Great post, Laura!

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  3. Yes! Amen, Laura. Whatever God wants to do. It's not easy for sure but certainly worth it. His way is the best.

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  4. Oh I pray this prayer all the time. Thank you for reminding me that there is always more of Him if we are willing to surrender our will to His.

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  5. Laura, you're so right. In every aspect of life...less me, more Him.

    Your neighbour at From Messes To Messages.

    https://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/10/your-dying-spouse-378-caregivers.html

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  6. Always good to visit you, Laura, from Beth's today!

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  7. That is such a great prayer for any circumstance! It is important to remember we don't need to deal with things on out own.

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  8. Simple truth that carries us through everything.

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  9. Laura, this is so helpful. I've been struggling with something, keep handing it back over to God and then reclaiming it (as if I could solve it better, right?). These words are so God-centered.

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  10. Thank you, Laura. I really need this right now too. :-)

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  11. Laura, this message has resonated with me for several months now, as I work to let go of controlling something I so desperately feel the need to keep hanging on to. Thank you!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!