Determined to be faithful
Lord Jesus, you taught every day in the Temple in your last week of life. As you challenged the religious leaders with their unfaithfulness, challenge my lack of faith and renew my determination to serve you.
Lord, I don’t know how much longer I can keep going on this lonely way. I feel like a fish out of water, like I’m running out of strength. Have I got to keep going till I die?
Jesus said “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains a single grain. If it dies, it produces a rich harvest.”
Jesus said, “Blessed are you when people mock you because of me. Be glad! A great reward awaits you.”
Lord, people don’t understand my decisions – I find myself out on my own, misunderstood, ignored, laughed at. Help me to stick to my choices, even though they might make me unpopular.
Jesus said, “If you cling to your life, you will lose it. If you give up your life for me, you will find it.”
Lord, even though there are many forces pulling me away from you, I choose not to give in to their pull. Though it is hard, I have decided to keep walking your way.
Jesus said, “The highway to hell is broad and many choose it, but the gateway to life is narrow, and the road is difficult, and only a few find it.”
Lord, even though there are so many things that I want to do, I decide to do things that please you. Help me to be disciplined in my choices.
Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
Lord, even though there are so many things I could do today, I decide to honour you, spend time with you, and worship you.