The Want To

I attended the funeral of a saint this week and remembered the many conversations I had with him over the years. He had a vast knowledge of the Bible, Christian history, and always had a fascinating story to tell. He was a true evangelist sharing Jesus everywhere he went – his office, in the jails, at church, on the street corner – literally anywhere he could. He always told me (and many others I learned at his memorial service) that you have to say the want to prayer.

The want to prayer? He always reminded me that one has to have the want to get to know Jesus. And whenever he would share Jesus with someone, he always told them to pray the want to prayer.

How about you? Do you need a want to prayer today?

  • I want to know Jesus.
  • I want to know Jesus better.
  • I want to worry less and pray more.
  • I want to follow the world less and Jesus more.
  • I want to follow more of God’s will and less of my own.
  • I want to resist less and surrender more.
  • I want to judge less and love more.
  • I want to be who Jesus wants me to be and not what others want to see.
  • I want to spend less and give more.
  • I want to honor Jesus with the things I say and the things I choose not to say.
  • I want to be less critical and more thankful.

And the list goes on. What’s your want to today? Pray it now!

Ryan

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