As I’m worshiping God this morning this is what pours out of my heart…
Oh God, you are so incredibly good to me! You saw me as a child, broken bruised, angry and fearful. I had been abused and lost my identity in the process. It was all wrapped up in what others thought of me. You pulled me out of the pit, wiped my tears, healed and cleansed me, then adorned me with a beautiful, pure white gown of righteousness… My identity is now found in Jesus and the sacrifice that was made for me!
None of this was deserved, there was no virtue to be found in me…yet…this perfect love pursued and apprehended my heart and for that I will always be grateful.
Though currently the attacks have been both violent and exhausting, still your love brings such peace and delight to my heart. Your presence is always tangible and you reveal yourself in such magnificent ways! All these years later, there’s still nothing within my nature that would attract you except for your work in my heart and the blood that covers me…but that love…it calls to me…draws me deeper and continues to wipe the tears and it lifts my head. It solidifies my authority as your child and it stirs my passion for your Son. You call me the Bride of Christ! What title could be greater?! To be in union with the King of kings and the Lord of lords!
All I can say is…who is this God I serve and how can I bless Him!?! What can I, a created being offer you!??? All I can give is EVERYTHING! Every crevice of my heart and every moment of my life! It’s yours Lord! I was created with purpose and that’s to love, honor, worship, serve and surrender all to YOU! Thank you Jesus!! I LOVE YOU! As you finish reading this, take some time to worship Him in your own way. He’s so worthy of our praise!!
Psalm 40:2-9 (TPT) He stooped down to lift me out of danger from the desolate pit I was in, out of the muddy mess I had fallen into. Now he’s lifted me up into a firm, secure place and steadied me while I walk along his ascending path. A new song for a new day rises up in me every time I think about how he breaks through for me! Ecstatic praise pours out of my mouth until everyone hears how God has set me free. Many will see his miracles; they’ll stand in awe of God and fall in love with him! Blessing after blessing comes to those who love and trust the Lord. They will not fall away, for they refuse to listen to the lies of the proud. O Lord, our God, no one can compare with you. Such wonderful works and miracles are all found with you! And you think of us all the time with your countless expressions of love—far exceeding our expectations! It’s not sacrifices that really move your heart. Burnt offerings, sin offerings—those aren’t what bring you joy. But when you open my ears and speak to me, I become your willing servant, your prisoner of love for life. So I said, “Here I am! I’m coming to you as a sacrifice, for in the prophetic scrolls of your book you have written about me. I delight to fulfill your will, my God, for your living words are written upon the pages of my heart.” I tell everyone everywhere the truth of your righteousness. And you know I haven’t held back in telling the message to all.
Psalm 3:3 (TPT) But in the depths of my heart I truly know that you, Yahweh, have become my Shield; You take me and surround me with yourself. Your glory covers me continually. You lift high my head.