Saturday, January 22, 2011

Another Prayer

Excerpt from Simple Spirituality by Christopher L. Heuertz

I asked God what giants in my life were blocking my view of what God had in mind for me. I began to name them:

Pride and arrogance
Individualism and independence
Intemperance and excess
Power and control
Triumphalism, defiance and resistance

I asked God to help me fight my giants. God gave me small stones of hope and promise, simple yet profound:

Humility to slay the giant of pride and arrogance.
Community to slay the giant of individualism and independence.
Simplicity to slay the giant of intemperance and excess.
Submission to slay the giant of power and control.
Brokenness to slay the giant of triumphalism, defiance and resistance.

This piece spoke to me. I know that I'm harping on the flying thing s lot lately, but as it looms around the corner, it rests heavily on my heart. I think I need to do a better job at trusting that God is committed to me and has a plan for my life. I need to do a better job slaying the giant of power and control. God controls everything. Trusting in Him will help me get over my struggle with being in the air. I've defeated a lot of issues through Christ's transformative grace...this is just the next hurdle.

Much love.

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