Oh, the thoughts that are swirling in my head tonight. There are things just aching to get put into words on paper (figurative paper, of course) . . . and they’ve been aching to get out for weeks. Somehow, they’re still supposed to be in there, though, because they aren’t ready to come out yet. All in a jumble . . . and yet a sweet jumble it is. Because they are beautiful sweet thoughts that come from spending time pondering a beloved God who is awesome beyond all my mind can fathom, loving beyond what my heart can even grasp, mightier than any other, and more than worthy of all the glory due His name!
Yearning. Searching. Delight. Desiring. Love. Hungering and thirsting.
Today was a day of conviction and brokenness. Today was a day of realization. Today was a day of surrender.
Out of brokenness comes beauty. Out of mourning comes joy and rejoicing. Out of pain comes strength. Out of surrender comes victory. Out of death comes life!
Life, and that more abundantly!
Jesus my life is Yours, and Yours alone. I have chosen to walk in obedience to You, though so often I fall so far short. I have chosen to give my life up to spilled out for You. I have chosen to turn my back on the things of this world and lift You high! I have chosen to seek after Your heart and reach out to the lost and needy. And yet, these things cannot be done on my own strength.
My own strength is utter weakness.
Fill me with a never-ending passion for You, Lord. Sustain me when the battles rage. Guide me in the paths of truth for Your name’s sake! Drive me forward with a fierce desire to see Your name high and lifted up. Spill me out for Your renown, Lord. I pray that I would hold nothing back!