Friday, April 25, 2008

You are God!

Today I was directly confronted with the realization of who God is in my life. I know he is my creator, my savior, my heavenly father. I know that, but today I was confronted with it. I am driven to my knees in prayer. Join me if you'd like.

Lord, who do I say you are? Do I believe that? What do my actions, my reactions, my emotions, say about what I believe.

You have opened a door that no man can close. Lord, lead us! I give you my life, my family, my future. They are yours already. Do with them as you please, for your glory. Use our lives. I desire to move beyond a world that revolves around me. I want to tell people about you, God. There are too many lines that have become mushy and gray. I want to stand for the concrete, sink your teeth into it, 100% truth of God. You have a plan for us, a design, for our benefit and blessing and because you love us, not to harm us or hinder.

For those I know and love, that haven't accepted your free gift of grace and salvation. I lift them up to you Lord. May they taste of how good you are and never look back. For the students that I see walk by the house, people I don't know and the next generation. Lord, may I somehow be used as a blessing, as a light, that they would know absolute truth and accept nothing less.

Lord for our nation, one founded on the truth of your word, under God. May we return to our faith in you. Forgive us as a nation for our blatant disregard of you. Hold back the punishment we deserve. Raise up godly leaders within the cities, states, and throughout the nation, that we might be lead by people who are lead by you.

For the people I know who are hurting physically, emotionally, and spiritually, struggling financially or in their marriages, God be close to them. May I be an encouragement, provide the words that will be salve to their hearts or prompt the changes that you desire. May I know when to be bold and when to be quiet.

Thank you for the plan you have for Andrew and I, and our family. May Satan be bound in his efforts to confuse or scare us. I will keep my eyes on you, the author and perfecter of my faith.

This song is my prayer: Take My Life by Passion (you can play it on the playlist, it's the first one).

Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to thee.
Take my moments and my days let them flow in ceaseless praise
Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love
Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee

Take my voice and let me sing always only for my king
Take my lips and let them be filled with messages from thee
Take my silver and my gold, not a mite would I withhold
Take my intellect and use every power as you choose

Here am I, all of me, take my life, it's all for thee

Take my will and make it thine it shall be no longer mine
Take my heart it is thine own, it shall be thy royal throne

Take my love, my Lord, I pour at your feet it's treasure store
Take myself and I will be ever only all for thee
Take myself and I will be ever only all for thee

2 comments:

Jennie W. said...

You are to be commended in your faith, DO NOT GIVE up what God has put before you. He is PERFECT. His PLAN is PERFECT. I continue to read this and know that God is using you in my life! Please know that I return the prayers your way!
Jennie W - Spokane:)

Jennie W - Spokane said...

Keep up the good fight! We pray for you all often, and HE IS PERFECT . . HIS PLAN IS PERFECT! Be encouraged, He did not bring this far to leave you, only to reveal something new about himself . . .

Lord, lift me above my own narrow horizons, that I might fulfill your true vision for me. - B.J. Hoff