I Need to Learn from Mistakes and Change

Heavenly Father I praise You for Your patience with me. I praise You for the grace and mercy You afford to me from a price that is beyond my comprehension. I know that You are aware of all that I am, all that I do, and all that I think and say. I know that to be Your child I will have time when You must give me correction and have expectations of my heart to change my behavior, my focus, and how I do what I do.  

Holy Spirit Your word says: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction.” For my light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for me, a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while I do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. I am learning to live by faith, not by sight. Since I have these promises, let me purify myself from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. [Proverbs 3:11; 2 Corinthians 4:17&18; 2 Corinthians 5:7; 2 Corinthians 7:1] 

I pray and ask that I may be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that I may walk worthy of the You, fully pleasing, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of You; strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified me to be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in the light. You have delivered me from the power of darkness and conveyed me into the kingdom of the Son of Your love, in whom I have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. You are the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by You, all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through You for You. And You are before all things, and in You, all things exist. And You are the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things You may have the preeminence. In Your blessed Son Jesus’ name, Amen. (Colossians 1:9-18)