Lazaroo – Thursday, April 22, 2010

Apr 22, 2010 I Lazaroo.


Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with trusting honesty:

“And this is my prayer: that you may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ.”
(Philippians 1:9-10)

That’s my prayer, too, Jesus

especially the part about being pure.

Something tells me if I can achieve purity

that may go a long way toward helping me live a blameless life.

There’s only one problem with this plan:

I can’t.
I’ve tried.

In fact, the harder I try to be pure

the more convinced I become:

I can’t do it.

At least…not in my own strength.

You’ve told me to keep myself pure –

which sounds like the responsibility is entirely mine.

But You know me!

No sooner do I conquer one sin

than another pops up.

I become proud of my humility.
I judge someone whose standards aren’t as “high” as mine.

My only hope in this struggle

is that You will rise up

to be Yourself in me.

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Proverbs 20:9; Matthew 5:8; Romans 7:7-25; Romans 8:1-2; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Timothy 5:22; 2 Timothy 2:20-22; Titus 1:15-16; Titus 2:2-6; Hebrews 7:25-26; Hebrews 13:4-15; James 1:23-27; James 3:17; 1 John 3:3

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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