Brennan Manning‘s book Ruthless Trust challenged me in countless ways. Manning always writes from the heart to the heart. He meets people where they are in their walk with Christ. With colorful language, Manning encourages Christians in approaching their relationship with Christ in an honest and down-to-earth way.
This goes against my nature. I am an analytical, pragmatic, logic person who all too easily disregards her heart. So, when this book was recommended to me by my all-about-the-heart friend Tracee, I knew I would confront my heart. And that was scary.
I wrote down in my journal a prayer that Brennan Manning has in the first few chapters of the book. I wanted (and still want) to pray this everyday but oh man does is it hard. So, this week I’m going to pray it when I wake up and when I go to bed.
‘Abba, into your hands I entrust my body, mind, and spirit and this entire day- morning, afternoon, evening, and night. Whatever you want of me, I want of me, falling into You and trusting in You in the midst of my life. Into Your heart I entrust my heart, feeble, distracted, insecure, uncertain. Abba, unto You I abandon myself in Jesus our Lord. Amen.’
What are you praying for this weekend? Is there something I can be praying for?