‘Lord it is my chief design to bring my heart back to thee
Convince me that I cannot be my own god, or make myself happy,
nor my own Christ to restore my joy,
nor my own Spirit to teach, guide, rule me.
for when my credit is god, thou dost cast me lower,
when riches are my idol, thou dost wing them away,
when pleasure is my all thou dost turn it into bitterness…
Show me that none of these things
can heal a wounded conscience,
or support a tottering frame,
or uphold a departing spirit,
Then take me to the cross and leave me there.’
Prayer from Valley of Vision (Man a Nothing)
We wake to alarms and lists and agendas, but really, there is just one thing we must ‘get done’ in all this doing. To constantly, with every task and every new ‘to do,’ to bring our hearts back to Him and let Him do all He desires.
May all your doing today lead your heart back to Christ, the only ONE who does all things well.