The true goodness
Scripture: Galatians 5:16-25|
Lord, you know that I have never claimed to be a saint, but I do think of myself as a good Christian. I don't feel like the desperate sinner some of the hymns we sing make me out to be.
Is that enough?
Perhaps sin isn't just doing wrong; maybe I sin simply by falling short of what I ought to be.
My friends and acquaintances know that I go to church, but I'm not sure that they sense that I have been with Jesus. So, Lord, help me to think less about my explicit sins, and more about the life of love, courage and service to which I am called.
As I tackle each day's routine and face its demands and emergencies, will you be my inner presence, a living Spirit - thinking your thoughts through mine, helping me see the world through your eyes, showing me the neighbour I must serve. Lift me above conventional decency and goodness, and allow others sometimes to glimpse the Christ through me.
© Selwyn Dawson