Godly Gals ~ Lisa Shaw

The Humility of This Prayer
By: Lisa Shaw
Often people cry out to the LORD to make change in their spouses, children, relatives, friends and people at their jobs and church. They want GOD to change their finances, relationships and circumstances. Many are chanting the cry of “change” in the nation today.

Change it Lord
Change him Lord
Change her Lord
Change them Lord
and if one is honest they are praying that the Lord will make the changes swiftly.

I’m not suggesting that seeking GOD for change is wrong but there is a cry of the heart that is often missing — the most important change we must seek GOD for and that is Lord, change me. As a follower of Christ I had to learn to cry out to Him to change not just the people and situations around me but FIRST, Lord, change me…

Psalm 26:2-3 (Message Bible) Examine me, GOD, from head to foot, order your battery of tests. Make sure I’m fit inside and out so I never lose sight of your love, but keep in step with you, never missing a beat. 

Change the things I focus my time and attention
Change the way I respond to my spouse and children
Change my raw response when I feel provoked
Change my thoughts when someone has offended me
Change the way I view myself that I’d look at myself through your lens and not my own.
Change my attitude and my times of unbelief.
Change the need I have to defend myself when You are my Defense!
Change the way I turn to fear before I turn to faith in.
Change my worry to worship
Change my attitude when I feel used, rejected or ignored.

Lord, change me…
Lord, change me…
Lord, please change me!!
Transform me into what reflects Your beauty, majesty and glory LORD. Keep changing me until I shine for You!

Ladies, the more we pray for Christ-centered change the more the Holy Spirit those great changes in our lives and that brings God glory in and through us.

A few of the benefits of praying “Lord, change me” is:

–We remain humble realizing our absolute need for JESUS.
–We walk in love, compassion and patience toward others.
–We take the focus off of problems and place it back on what’s really important: JESUS.
–We become kind–people that others want to be around.
–Our hearts remain open to all that GOD desires to do in and through us.

And the greatest gift of praying with this posture of prayer is that it draws us closer to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  No hindrances when our hearts are humbled before the LORD. It’s a beautiful prayer Godly Gals because it’s a beautiful posture for us to take in our spiritual lives. Throughout your day Ladies, pray for the LORD to make changes in you and watch and see how your life begins to change. Aww, the humility of prayer…priceless!

Lingering in His Presence,
Lisa Shaw

God’s love is the story of my Lisa’s life. By His design she is humbled to be an ordained pastor with her husband Peter using GOD’s gifts she holds dear in nurturing wounded women, the ministry of prayer, marriages and standing for the lives of the unborn.  She loves sharing personal stories to help people connect to a “real” person. She believes that “people don’t care how much you know unless they know how much you care”. Lisa cares.  Please visit with her at Sharing Life at Lisa: www.lisashawshares.com

Oh my goodness girls, what a sweet & beautiful gift my dear friend Lisa is.  She is the real deal and I just love love love that about her!  
Lisa, thank you so much for sharing your heart with us today…yes, we would all benefit from praying the “Lord, change me” prayer!  {{hugs to you dear friend}}
Sweet sisters, each and everyone of you has a story to share…when we share our story in a real and authentic way others are blessed.  Would you please take some time today to pray about sharing your story here, as a Godly Gal?
I know it may be way out of your comfort zone, but pray about it…you never know what kind of adventure God might take you on.  If you’d like a copy of the submission guidelines send me an email at melsworldministry {at} gmail {dot} com.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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