12 Steps to Serenity

Devotional

STEP 7

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

In John 5:14, the apostle declares we can have great confidence in our prayers “if we ask anything according to [God’s] will.” And no prayer is of greater delight to our Loving Father than a humble believer’s asking Him to do a work of power and grace in his or her life.

We know that Jesus delights in answering this prayer because it is in total alignment with His revealed will for our lives—that we abide in Him and become more Christlike. When His desire for our lives becomes our true longing, Psalm 37:4 will ring true in our lives: “Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

In Step 7, we have turned from trusting in ourselves to trusting and delighting in the power and strength of God alone. This humility opens to us a new door of blessing as the Lord begins to do His wonderful work of grace in our lives.