“Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.” 1 Peter 2:16
Lord God, As I walk out into this new day it’s so easy to forget who I am. I often identify myself by my vocations. I identify myself by my callings in my life. I’m a husband, I’m a wife, I’m a mother, 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.