“From that time Jesus began to announce, ‘Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!'” (Matthew 4.17 CEB)
As I seek change in my heart and habits, may I perceive those changes as not merely something:
- of good for me,
- of benefit to others,
- and for the betterment of this world.
Instead, may I hear your announcement as it truly is:
- a word straight from you, my Creator and Sustainer,
- a clear warning not stand in the way of your will and work,
- and a call to join you in the progression of your ways into and through all that is.