Saturday, January 17, 2009

Transforming for the Better

This last week has been filled with illness, kids hogging the computer and just plain exhaustion. Thank you to everyone for the positive words that give me hope and encouragement. Maybe the Lord knows what He's doing after all!

As I am making my transformation from selfish, lazy, hypocritical whiner to dedicated Christian, I appreciated a passage from Ephesians. Here's the prayer and scripture:

Dear Lord,

As I throw off my bad habits and former way of life, I pray that Your Holy Spirit assists me with the spiritual renewal of my thoughts and attitudes. I see the transformation You have started in me and I understand the pain in my life has brought me to this better place today. While my situation has not improved, I have improved. I thank You for that change and even the pain that has brought it about. I know I must display my new nature as You transform me into Your likeness. Help me be righteous, holy and true. I wish to become the person You know I can be.

Through Jesus Christ I offer this prayer. Amen.

Based on Ephesians 4:22-24...

Throw off your old evil nature and your former way of life, which is rotten through and through, full of lust and deception. Instead there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes. You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God's likeness -- righteous, holy and true.


  1. Beautiful prayer! As God changes you from the inside out, you will see your life changing for the better. Remember as God changes you, as He cleanses you of all the "ugly" things inside of you He is drawing you closer to Him in faith. Just take one day at a time. You are well on your way my friend to wholeness and completeness. I am very proud of you. God bless you!

  2. Your posts are so inspirational. I'll stay tuned for more. Keep it up!

  3. that is so true..sometimes I think I get so bogged down with a certain personal issue in my life and I keep wondering why???I know there is a plan and I need to have faith. This was a good post. thanks !

  4. You have an award waiting for you to pick up on my blog.