I’ve lived a long time and experienced a lot. Great pain and deep joy. Total failure and absolute forgiveness. Complete brokenness and miraculous healing. Utter despair and endless hope.

Thankfully, I’m finally beginning to get what You’ve been trying to tell me all along. Fame, acclaim and success are fleeting. Money, possession and stuff truly do lose their luster. Power, victory and control are just illusions. Only one thing ultimately matters – You and Your grace, forgiveness, healing, vision, joy and hope.

So, Lord, help me leave behind all the unimportant things I have made so important and embrace the most important thing of all – Your gift of Jesus. Because he is how I experience the fullness of all You offer. Right here. Right now. And always.