I want to praise You as early as I can because it’s an urgency in my heart to please You. I want to tell You that this heart, this mind, this body still belong to You. I want to invite You in first before other things start to invite themselves. I love You and I don’t want anything else to get in the way of my pure desire for You. Lord again, I am letting You guide me. I am not giving you mere permission. I am telling You, You must. I choose Your guidance, because it never fails, because I grow with confidence knowing that it’s You who rules over me. My life is not my own. I am Yours. My soul is Yours. I am bound to You. I do what You want and I do what You say. And I can only agree. Amen my Lord. I run. I surrender.
1 Corinthians 9: 25-27
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
By His Grace, Sheela