We often pray for circumstances to be changed. Whether it is a situation we are in or a future we are unsure about, we pray for those things that we think would be best for us.
We pray for things. We pray for health. We pray for others. And that is good. The Bible tells us we should pray and ask the Lord for our needs.
But more recently, my focus has been on my heart. I want my heart to right in all circumstances. I don’t really want to pray for the externals but for the internals.
How is my heart in those circumstances? What will it be like if the situations don’t turn out the way I have prayed?
I recently heard someone say they want the healer above the healing. The HEAL-ER above the HEAL-ING. That was a beautiful thought.
Ultimately I want God above all.
Sure, ideal circumstances and health and things are good things. But what good is it if my heart is relying on those things to fill me rather than God?
Ultimately, I want Him.
My prayer lately has been, I want You, Lord. I want Your Spirit in me. I want my heart to do Your will. Whatever the circumstances.
Let me be changed through circumstances, but not be reliant on them.
I want my heart above all to love God, and not only when things go my way.
Because ultimately His way in the only way. And sometimes circumstances are confusing or hard or just plain impossible.
He is in the middle of them and He is what we want. He is the One constant that will remain while circumstances change moment by moment.
And sometimes what we see as the worst circumstances, are what is best for us. His ways are not our ways. His thoughts are not our thoughts. And He will use all kinds of things to grow us to be more like Him.
If we live dependent on our circumstances, then we don’t live dependent on Him.
But ultimately, if we have Him, we can live in any circumstance.
Yes, Lord. I want You above all and in all. May our prayer be…I want You, Lord, in all.