Forget Yourself

And he said to them all, “If you want to come with me, you must forget yourself, take up your cross every day, and follow me. For if you want to save your own life, you will lose it, but if you lose your life for my sake, you will save it.” Luke‬ ‭9‬:‭23‬-‭24‬ ‭

Forgetting myself

Is what You are asking of me.

Routine and schedule control me.

The structure of routine

At times, leave me exhausted.

Keeps me from the quality of time

I desire with Him.

I stay in You Word,

More out of habit

Skipping deep studies

I enjoy feasting on with You.

My prayers are short and specific

Tarrying in Your presence

Not wanting it to end

Has escaped me of late.

It is not suppose to be about me

What is convenient

Isn’t what You ask of me.

Is It is suppose to be

About time with You,

Something I say I desire.

Abiding in You

Is not a cross I carry,

It is a joy I have.

I want to get lost in Your presence,

Not be at a loss of Your presence.

I want to serve

From the overflow

Not yesteryears’ left overs.

I come to You now Lord

Help me to forget myself

Deny myself

I take up the cross

Of service to You

Of service for You

Of service through You

Where You lead

I will follow

I give You my schedule

My calendar

My to do list

You are my priority

I give my life for Your sake

And You alone.

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