Father, change us.
Help us to celebrate the change you have made in our lives, instead of constantly feeling guilty for our mistakes.
That's not the way to live! No more head down, woe is me attitude! Give us a chin up, grateful attitude for how much you LOVE us in spite of ourselves!
For Your word says, "Don’t keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt. Create in me a clean heart, O God. Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the JOY of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. -Psalm 51:9-12
Lord, restore our JOY! Remind us of the exhilaration we felt when we began a relationship with you. -In Jesus' name, Amen.
Maybe that exhilarating reeling of JOY starts today for you.