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Pause…
Take a couple of deep breaths.
Recall that you are in the presence of God.
You are loved and blessed.

James 4:8–10
8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Lament and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into dejection. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

God will often give us what we want. If we want to be left alone, He might reluctantly respect our request. But if we want to be close to Him, He will gladly honor that as well. Do I want to be happy? Do I want to have all that I need? Am I willing to humble my self before God and let Him guide my life?

What do I need to do to turn away from less than Godly behaviors and turn toward God?
Where in my life do I need to put God first? Am I willing to accept Him as my Lord and Master?

Pray to God, using these words or others as you see fit.
Holy God, I need you. I want you. I have not done so well being the boss of my life. I know that you can do better. Help me, Guide me, Direct my desires and actions.
You love me and want my best.
Thank you for all that you do.
Thank you for the sacrifices that you have made on my behalf.
I ask you to be Lord of my life.
Help me to draw closer to You.
Help me know and follow all of your laws.
Help me be more like you.
Amen

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