Help Me to Adore Thee by Lips and Life; Praying for Balance

By Russ

Help me to adore thee by lips and life.

The above line is taken from a puritan prayer. I found it to be a wonderful thing to pray. What makes this prayer so helpful is it asks God to do two things that we all need him to do inour lives. First, to make us less like ourselves with our extremes ( it seems that we either are very good at bold speaking of truth or humble service, but rarely do we do both well.). Second, to makes us more like Him; balanced. Just look at Christ’s earthly ministry. He healed the sick, washed feet, and cast out demons.Simply put, He made it his life to meet people where they were and to serve them. However at the same time, he told the Samaritan woman to go get her husband. He told the pharisees that there blindness remained. He asked Peter, “do you love me?” Jesus dealt with hearts by applying truth to them. What a way to live.

So let us ask that we adore Christ with our mouths by not keeping this joy to ourselves and let us at the same time ask that he gives us such a deep belief in the gospel that our sins fall away and we live what we speak and what the bible teaches. This balance is not something that comes naturally to us, we must ask for it. So, lets ask.

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    • mike H
    • January 8th, 2010

    I really appreciate your heart in these things. It’s been a true privilege and encouragement to know you personally so that I see that this is truly what you desire and it is an evidence of grace in your life.

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