Your Kingdom come, Your WILL be done

When I pray the Lord’s prayer and get to the phrase, “Your kingdom come, your will be done,” I sometimes pray it with these words: “Lord, I trust that you will make all things new, as I surrender to your will.”

This from a guy who has struggled so much of his life acting/being self-sufficient.  “If you don’t take care of yourself, Don, no one will.”

Many days I find myself walking that line between self-sufficiency and surrender. The days I feel especially self-sufficient I feel as if I have a a right to be right and a right to be heard and a right to know. 

But as I surrender to God, asking Him to make all things new, I begin to humble myself and my need to live life for myself.  As I get quiet before God, I see anew that it is giving that I receive; it is forgiving others that I am forgiven; and it is in dying to myself that truly I am born again.

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