The first verse the Lord gave me all those years ago when I began doing this was Philippians 2:3: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Hello....NOTHING out of selfish ambition! That is still a moment-by-moment surrender and prayer.
As I reflect back on all the Annual Verses He has given me over the years, I see His perfect design: ALL HIM. Less me.
"He must become greater; I must become less." John 3:30
"For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen." Romans 11:6