"One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple." (Psalm 27:4)
At the close of a day, I'm asking myself the following questions: have I gone to seek Him at moments of doubt, fear, or trouble? Have I set apart special time alone with Him, to delight in Him, and thank Him for the many blessings He has given me?
Was I good enough to the people I love, to the precious people who love me and need me, and whom He has given me, at this season of my life, to care for? Was I loving, accepting, forgiving, soft and selfless? Did I tend to their needs? Was I flexible with my time, plans, and projects, to accommodate everyone's?
O God, help me release myself of selfish desires and willful stubbornness. Reshape my heart in submission to Your perfect will. Lead me to trust the plan You have for me. Fill me with thirst and passion for Your Word, Your ways. Allow Your daughter to be dutiful and loving, and to dwell in Your house always.
Take my heart and free it from rebellion, discontentment, hardness and impatience. Help me be loving, yielding, soft and gentle; release me from hardness, self-righteousness, and harsh judgment. I am nobody and nothing without You, and only by my love for You I am sustained.