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The Secret List.

Father, forgive me.

Forgive me for allowing my faith to be so closely attached to the blessings I receive.

Forgive me for believing that which You remove will not be restored.

Forgive me for keeping You from the very parts of me You want most. Now, today, I give it all back to the One who is responsible for my having it in the first place. Throughout my spiritual journey, I’ve endured seasons of pruning. There have been things that God needed to remove from my life in order for me to fulfill my purpose; some, I happily parted with, but as I got older, a few things were tucked away in my soul, things I couldn’t give to God for fear they’d be taken from me. These are things that, if lost, would break my faith irreparably.

Today, I unclasp my hands and release my secret list, my deepest fears and most precious treasures, back to the Source.

Lord, I give you

my future

, with all the daydreams and plans and hopes I’ve carried in my heart for so many years. I offer it to you to make it what I need rather than what I want. Take

my marriage

, change it and mold it into what You would have it be, rather than what we think it ought to be. I give you

my precious children

, to shape them in Your image, not mine, not their earthly father’s, but Yours alone. Finally, I give you myself. My heart, my soul, my mind, my body, my mouth, 

my life

, belong to You, so please take it.


I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth...I sought (inquired of) the Lord


required Him [of necessity and on the authority of His Word], and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:1, 4 AMP

If there is anything in your life that you haven't yet given to Him, let me encourage you to do so, today! He loves us all so much that He wants everything we've got, especially our secret lists.



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