OFF WITH THE OLD AND ON WITH THE NEW!
DEAR FATHER GOD I COME TO YOU IN THE NAME OF YOUR BELOVED SON, JESUS:
I COME TO YOU BECAUSE I AM TIRED OF THE “OLD” ME AND MY “OLD” LIFE. I WANT YOU TO REMAKE ME IN THE IMAGE OF THE LIFE YOU HAVE PURPOSED AND PLANNED FOR ME. I WANT A NEW BEGINNING WITH YOU IN CHARGE! WASH AWAY MY SINS AND CHANGE MY THINKING TO CONFORM TO YOUR WILL FOR ME. COME LORD JESUS, AND DWELL IN ME THROUGH YOUR SPIRIT. GUIDE MY ENTIRE LIFE AND MAKE THIS LUMP OF CLAY INTO A LIFE THAT WILL GLORIFY YOU. Corinthians 5:7 Therefore purge out the old leaven (SIN AND CORRUPTION), that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
YOUR WORD DECLARES THAT I AM A NEW CREATURE WHEN I ALLOW YOUR SPIRIT TO REMAKE ME AND CLEANSE ME OF MY OLD SINS. FORGIVE ME FATHER! TODAY, ON THE BASIS OF YOUR WORD, I SURRENDER MY LIFE TO BECOME A NEW CREATION IN JESUS CHRIST AND I INVITE YOU TO TAKE OVER MY LIFE. 2Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
I AM MAKING A “FRESH” START WITH YOU, AND I KNOW THE ONLY WAY FOR ME TO TRULY FULFILL THE LIFE PLANNED BY YOU IS TO MAKE YOU “LORD OF ALL I SURVEY AND ALL I DO!” I PLACE MY LIFE IN YOUR HANDS. I TOTALLY SURRENDER INTO YOUR KEEPING MY PAST AND FUTURE. TURN THE MISTAKES I HAVE MADE INTO “GOOD” AND HELP ME TO LEARN FROM THEM AND CHANGE MY DESIRES AND THINKING. I HAVE REAPED WHAT I HAVE SOWN AND HELP ME TO CLEARLY SEE MY MISTAKES AND TURN FROM THEM. GAL 6:8 for he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. OH LORD, HOW I LONG TO SOW THE SEEDS OF MY LIFE FOR YOUR GLORY AND THE GOOD OF MY LOVED ONES AND THE BLESSING OF OTHERS.
I KNOW THAT MY “THINKING” WAS DISTORTED BY MY FLESH AND THAT AS A “MAN THINKETH IN HIS HEART SO IS HE.” I REJOICE IN YOU AND I ASK YOU NOW (THIS MINUTE) TO TRANSFORM “ME” BY THE RENEWING OF MY MIND. I BELIEVE YOUR DIVINE WORD THAT DECLARES: Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove, what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
I CLAIM AND BELIEVE YOUR WORD THAT DECLARES I AM RENEWED AND TRANSFORMED THROUGH YOUR SPIRIT THAT DWELLS WITHIN ME. CONTINUALLY TRANSFORM ME THROUGH YOUR SPIRIT. I GIVE YOU MY MIND, EMOTION, AND WILL TO REMAKE IN YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, WISDOM, AND UNDERSTANDING.
I WILL NOT FRET MYSELF BECAUSE OF MY ENEMIES OR THOSE WHO HAVE DONE EVIL TO ME. YOU FORGAVE YOUR ENEMIES AND THOSE THAT DESPITEFULLY USED YOU. I FORGIVE ALL THOSE WHO HAVE WOUNDED ME AND THAT I HAVE HELD ANIMOSITY OR A GRUDGE AGAINST. EVEN YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS GAVE UP ON YOU, BUT YOU BROUGHT THEM NEW HOPE AND A NEW LIFE OF VICTORY THROUGH YOUR RESURRECTION AND INDWELLING SPIRIT. THEY DID NOT LOSE THEIR LORD IN DEATH, YOU AROSE TO GIVE THE WORLD NEW LIFE, AND GREAT VICTORIES OVER OUR SINS AND DEATH (ETERNAL SEPARATION FROM YOU). MAKE MY LIFE NOW PRODUCE NEW LIFE, LOVE, AND BLESSINGS IN OTHERS. THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE THAN WHAT YOU DID FOR US. John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”
THANK YOU LORD FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING IN MY HEART AND LIFE. I AM A NEW CREATION AND FROM THIS DAY FORWARD I WILL STUDY TO KNOW YOU, PRAY IN YOUR PRESENCE, REJOICE IN YOUR WILL FOR MY LIFE. I AM RENEWED IN YOUR IMAGE AND DIVINE PURPOSE FOR MY LIFE TODAY! I PRAISE YOU ALMIGHTY GOD! THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE WHEN I COULDN’T EVEN LOVE MYSELF. I AM CLEANSED AND AM RECEIVING DAILY A NEW SPIRIT OF LIFE THROUGH YOU, MY LORD. MY MIND IS BEING TRANSFORMED. TEACH ME TO LISTEN TO THE SPIRIT WITHIN ME.
BECAUSE I KNOW YOU HEAR ME, AND THAT IT IS YOUR WILL TO GIVE ME A BRAND NEW LIFE, HOPE, FAITH AND TRUST IN YOU, I WILL BE ABLE TO CRUCIFY MY FLESH (OLD HABITS AND THINKING) AND LIVE IN THE WHOLENESS AND INCORRUPTION OF YOUR LIFE IN ME. OH THE GLORY OF IT ALL! OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY AND I HAVE BECOME NEW! YOU ARE MY LORD, AND YOU ARE MY PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING!
SHOW ME THE PATH YOU HAVE MADE FOR MY FEET. FILL ME YOUR WAYS. SEND YOUR HOLY SPIRIT TO TEACH ME AND GUIDE ME. THANK YOU, LORD JESUS, FOR ENTERING MY LIFE IN YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS AND YOUR WORD DECLARES THAT YOU WILL NEVER LEAVE ME NOR FORSAKE ME. I BELIEVE YOUR WORD IS ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND I WILL MAKE YOUR WORD “A LAMP TO MY FEET AND A LIGHT TO MY PATH,” Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
NOW OH LORD, I REST MY LIFE IN YOUR HANDS. I WAIT UPON YOU TO MAKE MY LIFE AS YOU INTENDED IT TO BE. MY LIFE IS NO LONGER ALL ABOUT ME, BUT MY LIFE FROM THIS DAY FORWARD IS “ALL ABOUT YOU.” MY LIFE IS AN OPEN LETTER READ OF ALL THOSE AROUND ME AND IT TOUCHES THOSE I CONTACT. MAKE IT A LIFE THAT SPEAKS OF YOUR LOVE AND PRESENCE IN ME.
MAY YOUR FINGERPRINTS BE ON MY LIFE, THAT OTHERS CAN SEE YOUR PRESENCE AND THE WORK OF YOUR HANDS AS YOU MOLD ME IN YOUR IMAGE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS TOWARD ME AND MY LIFE. I AM A LUMP OF CLAY IN YOUR HANDS. MOLD ME TO YOUR WILL AND MAY I PRODUCE FRUIT ABUNDANTLY FOR YOUR KINGDOM. FILL ME WITH YOUR STRENGTH AND JOY. THE JOY OF THE LORD SHALL BE MY STRENGTH AND MY PORTION FOREVER. AMEN.
Psalm 121:8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.
FROM MY HEART AND SPIRIT TO YOURS,