The other day I decided to stop by this repair shop to get my car inspected as my vehicle registration expires in a couple of days! Yikes! SN: I am working on taking care of things ahead of time! Anyway, I've admired the torn chairs each day I passed in front of the station so I figured might as well handle my business and get a picture while I'm at it! I mean who can pass up an old repair shop with some nice torn chairs? Not me!
Lately, I've been praying a lot about God working on my inside. Sometimes we like to have this facade that we have it all together, when truly we are broken on the inside. My greatest desire is to truly have the fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). Therefore I pray to truly have love, joy, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I believe these truly exist in us once we allow God to work on the facade we have built up so that the true us can finally emerge. I also believe that at the end of the day, we all desire to let our true being shine in our own special way. Who wants to pretend each day? And so I'm learning to let go of controlling things so that God can truly work on these things. I mean how can He truly put His hand on things if my hand is always on things? So it is here where we must truly begin to surrender. "Yet not my will, but yours be done." (Luke 22:42).
I pray that wherever I go, the true fruits of the spirit will truly show. I pray that each person I encounter will truly feel His loving kindness surrounding.
I pray that I am no longer pretending and that true gentleness and patience exist within me.
So I surrender my will for one day I truly desire to one day hear Him say, "Well done my good and faithfully servant," in my kingdom you will stay.