I caught myself doing it again. I had frantically planned, organized, orchestrated, facilitated, communicated and navigated my ambitious plans for ministry. Finally, I was in the car and found a moment to ask the Lord to bless the amazing plans I had prepared.
Lord bless my work.
Bless it and help it be effective.
There was no time to pray and listen to the Lord. There is only enough time to ask Him to bless what I built in my flesh, with my strength, on my own reasoning.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
This is how we were taught to pray. Not “Bless my will on earth, God who is in heaven.” So, rather than ask the Lord to bless my work, I endeavor to know the blessing of walking in His work. Obedience is greater than sacrifice. I can easily sacrifice 5 minutes in my car for a prayer of blessing. But obedience is the sacrifice of my will for His will.
Not my will Lord, but Yours be done. In Your will lies the blessing of my work.