Lord, when the enemy of my soul causes me to fall back into legalism, which can only complicate my faith, let me breathe the beautiful simplicity of the new commandment: love. May I remember that I must first receive your love for myself by seeing myself the way you see me. The self-deprecating thoughts must end. Harsh judgments I throw over myself must hush! Your love is great, and only when I receive this love for myself can I bring it to others. Let me look at my life through the lens of the gospel to see myself and others differently. May I deliberately breathe in grace for myself and exhale your grace and love to others. Your love is life-giving, filling my cup to overflowing with joy beyond expression. 

(Pray God’s Word: John 15: 9–11) Want more? Click here to read the scripture. 

Blog written by Aliene Thompson. Aliene Thompson is the founder of Treasured Ministries and the Author of the Nourish Bible Study Series. © Copyright Treasured Ministries 2019

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