About five years ago I was going through my normal process of evaluation, recalibration, and goal setting for the coming year, when it dawned on me…what if I am not getting it right? What if I am not seeing things as God sees them, and what if I am setting goals and following through with things that are not of Him?  Is that possible?

Over the next several months I began praying the following prayer:

  1. Lord give me eyes to see things as you see them.
  2. Give me wisdom to navigate from where I am to where I need to be.
  3. Give me boldness and grace to do the right things in the right way.
  4. Provide for my needs—in and according to your will.
  5. May you receive all glory, honor, and praise in everything, and may I be hidden in the cross of Christ.

I have been praying this prayer for almost five years now. I feel the passion for these things growing with a greater longing to see God answer in clear and unmistakable ways – ways that are so far beyond human imagination or strength.

As I look back over life and ministry, I have found that God’s greatest work has most often followed long seasons of desperate prayer—as if God must take me through another valley of crying out in helplessness before I see an answer. Most of the time I have focused on the need for a change in circumstances, but there is always another, more important work going on; God is changing me. I am starting to realize that this process will not be done until I stand before him.

Over the next few weeks I would like to talk about the importance of this particular prayer and how it continues to shape my life in the will of God.

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