God Restores us, Helps to Keep Priorities – Daily Prayer for May 16. When we lose focus on what we have originally planned for ourselves or on what we made to be at the peak of our schedule, we have misplaced our priorities. Let’s tell God to restore us and help us never to misplace our priorities.
Bible Verse for Today
“Don’t stare at me because I am dark – the sun has darkened my skin. My brothers were angry with me; they forced me to care for their vineyards, so I couldn’t care for myself – my own vineyard.” (Song of Solomon 1:6)
We are being told by the scriptures to love our neighbors as ourselves. This includes loving the people of God, our own family member, and even our enemies. Yet, we should allow nothing to come in between us and our love for God and the works he has given us to do in this life. When we take someone else work above ours or when we love someone else more than ourselves – definitely, something has really gone wrong because the ability for us to love others is measured by the ability we have to love ourselves.
The maiden in the text was made to serve others neglecting her own works, she was made to lose her priority. She was forced to guard and take care of their vineyards while hers was not kept and taken care of. Because she was exposed to too much sun, her skin color changed and she was black, the beauty is fading because she lost her priority.
In this same way the devil is trying to make us lose our priority, the reason we were saved. He wants to change our thinking, he wants us to neglect the things of God. Yet with patience and consistency, we will overcome and remain beautiful in the eyes of Christ.
God Restores us Prayer for Today
Lord, deliver me from anything that is distracting me from my original goal. Help me Lord not lose focus on you and not to neglect the things unto which you have called me. I pray that my priority will not be overtaken by irrelevant things. Let not anything divert my attention from you Lord today. Amen.