PRAYER GUIDE: “SELF-ESTEEM, GOD’S WAY,”  13.05.19

Father, forgive me for viewing myself as the Israelites viewed themselves – as a mere grasshopper (Num.13:33) – thus missing out on Your best, just as they did. Forgive me for self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy that would, as it hindered Moses, (Ex.3:11), hinder me, from rising to Your call.

Let me no longer make mistakes that cause me to miss out on Your best for me, for I know that if You choose me, You will enable me to do the job, just as You did with Moses, as You assured him: “I will certainly be with you. . . .” (Ex.3:12). Forgive me for doubting. Forgive me for avoiding things You’ve shown me, even called me to.

Thank-You, Heavenly Father, for having chosen me (John 15:16), adopting me as Your very own (Eph.1:5). What an amazing privilege that is!

Forgive me for all New Age concepts I have ever subscribed to, instead of pressing into Your Word. I now, by an act of will, and by the power of the Spirit, choose to wrest and wrench all such from my mind, and put them to death on the Cross of Christ. I rebuke all wrong spirits of New Age, and all things of self-focussed self-indulgent self-sufficiency, which have me thinking I can do these things on my own. I exchange and replace all such foolish thoughts with recognizing that YOU/YOUR WORD are the source of that power, & whatever good that I ever accomplish,  for “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17); and the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Heb.4:12).

I know who I am, now; and I understand the value that is mine through Jesus Christ/Yeshua Ha-Mashiach my Lord and Saviour, Master and Deliverer, without Whom there is no salvation, freedom, deliverance, peace, or victory. I am Yours, and thereby have the potential to be an overcomer, for You are in me, and “You who are in me is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4); and I “know that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in me, whom I have from You, and I am no longer my own, for I have been bought at a price; therefore I will glorify You in my body and in my spirit, which are God’s” (1 Cor.6:19,20) forever more. “I claim my right as a child of God, because I believe that Jesus Christ/Yeshua Ha-Mashiach is the one and only SON of GOD. Therefore I  am a son/daughter of God the Father, a child of the King, and I can KNOW that You love me, because YOU ARE LOVE” (John 1:12; Gal.3:26; etc. combined). And not only am I a son/daughter of the King, but that makes me an heir to all Your promises, a joint heir with Messiah Himself(Gal.3:29; Rom.8:17).

Enable me, now, to see myself through Your Eyes, so that I can love my own self as You would have me do, not in a prideful, boastful way, but in a true sense of valuing who the Father created me to be, from the perspective of the value attained through Your Love for me. Teach me to  appreciate the value given me by virtue of the love You have bestowed upon me. Thank-You, Holy Father, that I need not do/perform in any way to earn Your love. Thank-You, Father, that Your love for me is unconditional; that You will not stop loving me, nor will You withhold Your love from me, even when I mess up, disappoint, violate, and wander away from You. Thank-You that even when I grieve Your Heart when doing those things, You still do not give up on me. All I have to do is confess, repent, ask for forgiveness, and return

to You.

I thank-You for Your amazing mercy and grace. Make me to not abuse it, take advantage of it, or take it for granted any longer. Make me to not get lax just because I know You will still love me, for I want to walk in power and victory, and that will not happen unless and until, and if and when I participate in, and cooperate with all that You’ve shown me, and all that You have called me to. Put Your Passion into my heart that will cause me to be filled with FIRE  to live my life for You, to surrender every part of my being – all of my members in thankfulness, and grateful humility for all You have given to/done for me so I will in fact want for nothing more than to live my life in total surrender to YOU, and all that You would have me do and be.

In the most precious Name of Jesus/Yeshua Ha-Mashiach. Amen.

© 2018, revised 2019 by Verna Crowther. All rights reserved.

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