Wednesdays Readings: Colossians 3, Romans 13
1 Peter 2:16 - Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.
Lord God, as I walk out into this new day it’s so easy to forget who I am. I often I identify myself by my vocations. I identify myself by my callings in my life. I’m a husband. I’m a father. I’m a worker. I’m a friend. And within those vocations, I often find myself seeking my own goals, desires, and pleasures. It’s what’s I do. But God, those are just my callings and not my identity. And I am certainly not to be seeking my own pleasures. Forgive me and help me to see myself as you do. Help me to see that my identity comes from you. I am your child, holy and dearly loved. I am redeemed by you and adopted into your family. My life now is wholly directed to you. You are the audience for whose applause I play. You are the one I seek to serve. As I walk out into this day, dear Lord, help me to remember who I am and live my life for you and you alone. Amen.