He is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God. (Romans 2:29, NASB)
Lord, You saved me out of my sin.
And our relationship is person to person,
You and me.
You have called me,
prepared me, and
enabled my every step.
It is You who is working through me.
And all my work is for You alone, Lord.
Then why do I hunger so much for human acceptance of my work?
Why do I gauge its worth, and mine,
by the amount of response from others?
Father, help me to look for acceptance only in Your face.
Let obedience to You,
be the measure of my success.