Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Teaching Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name I come to give You thanks for the learning process You provide for spiritual growth throughout my life. When You adopted me into Your family through the birth, death, and resurrection of Your Son, I became a child of Yours. What an incredible blessing that is. John 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.“
Thank you that as Your child, You always want what is best for me. You are willing to do whatever it takes to teach me and shape me through the perfect plan You have for me. The path of growth to being more like Jesus can be difficult and often times it is hard to see the end product. However, I choose to trust You through it, knowing that Your ways are always perfect. Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.“
I admit that on my own, I am powerless to grow in faith and purity. I need You to reshape my heart and direct my desires away from sin and evil and unto You. Lead me, through Jesus’ power and direction, to develop more of what is expressed in 1 John 3:7. “Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He [Jesus] is righteous.“
My desire is to always have some level of growth (sanctification) evident in my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.