may i never

may i never be more attached to my material belongings
than i am to my identity which is found in you

may i never be defined by the clothes on my back or things in my house
than i am defined by who i am in you and where my real home is located (John 14:2-3)

may i never seek after being clothed in expensive things that will perish
but rather be clothed and draped in salvation and righteousness (Isaiah 61:10)

may my heart never be filled with greed, pride, lust, sadness, or hate
but rather be overflowing with joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control, love, and faithfulness (Gal. 5:22-23)

may my focus not be on the things here on this earth
but rather be set on heaven, where You are, seated at the right hand of God (Col. 3:1-2)

may i never be more focused on gaining earthly, human love
but rather to spread the perfect love of Christ over every single person I know (1 John 4:11)

may i never strive to gain the ideals of “American Christianity”
but rather to be a lover of Jesus Christ, and a follower of his word

may i never seek security in wealth, things, and people
but a security in my salvation and in my eternal destiny, in Him (Hebrews 6:13-20)

may i never forget my first love
the one who called me out of darkness, into his marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9)

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