There are so many things in this world that seize our attention and affection, yet none of them produce the kind of satisfaction that we long for. How we need to learn to value God supremely!
Lord, we confess that we’re a stubborn people and forget your blessing. We’ve preferred our comfort over your companionship. We’ve esteemed lesser things instead of you. We’ve loved that which isn’t lovely, valued that which is not valuable, and given glory to that which is not glorious. We’ve esteemed the gift more than the giver.
Father, we’ve wasted away days wandering about in the wilderness trying to make much of ourselves when we should have been making much of you. We confess that our hearts have not been filled with gratitude for what you’ve done for us and awe of who you are, but have been filled with discontent over silly things.
By your Holy Spirit, Jesus, turn our affections to you. We repent of our desire of lesser things and turn to desire only you.
“The Lord said to Moses, ‘Depart; go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob…Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people…’ Moses said to the Lord, ‘…If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here…'” (Exodus 33:1, 3, 15).