by Marcie Bridges, @Marcie_Bridges
And while it is not selfish to ask God to bless us, I believe we must have the right attitude of mind and heart. For although God says, “Knock and it will be opened unto you” or “You have not because you ask not” , I firmly believe we must ask in a humble and contrite spirit— not asking for things like riches— but rather, His will in our lives.
Seek God first and His kingdom. Seek His heart, seek His mind, and love Him with your heart, mind, and soul— then He will give you the desires of your heart. (And it’s been my experience that the desires of my heart become His desires for my life when I keep Him first.) When we lay up our treasures in Heaven, there will our hearts be also (Matthew 6:19-21).
Creator, Savior, Lord and King
my heart and my soul
come humble and low
to the foot of Your throne.
Bless me dear Lord I pray
in Your goodness and grace
mercies new every day
leading me in Your will and way.
Shine down Your light
let not my foot slip left or right
guide me in Your wisdom
Teach me to pray as I ought
bless each meditative thought
Lord, hear my prayer to You
restore, repair, renew.
And at the close of each day
may I rest in Your sweet peace
the blessing of Your generous hand
in gratitude I pray this, Amen.
~Marcell Warner Bridges
©1 January 2017
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I pray each of you will seek God this year with all your hearts and in turn will find His abundant blessings have showered down on you in ways you never thought possible.
Oh, yes, Marcie! When I pray for His will for me, amazing things happen. This is such a beautiful poem of prayer and praise.
Blessings to you!
God is good, isn't He? Blessings to you as well Martha! 🙂
Lovely, encouraging, and needed! Thank you!
Awww thank you Norma. What a blessing you are to my heart. 🙂
I love your poem Marcie!!
Thank you Janan! God bless you 🙂
Marcie, this is so beautiful and comes from such a pure heart. Thank you.
Thank you for the blessing of your visit and your sweet words dear friend. 🙂