Thursday, January 21, 2010

Contemplations on the King

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8

Lord, You are good. I stand amazed in who You are, enthralled by a King who provides for His children so completely. The thought of You, pursuing me, making me Your bride, it boggles me. You provide me with Your Truth. You envelope me with Your grace. You bind my heart to Yours with the unfathomable power of Your Sprirt. Your sufficiency propels me forward, and drops me to my knees. Your love is overwhelming and incomprehensible. There are no words to describe it, and no thoughts to capture it.

You have paid my debt on my behalf. You bought my forgiveness through the blood of Your Son. You have created a way for unholy, imperfect, unclean humans to have a relationship with a completely holy, entirely perfect, purely good God. An adulteress, murderer, liar, hypocrite, and chief of all sinners, I stand before You clean through the death, burial, and, Praise Your Name!, resurrection of Your Son. The only good within me is what You have imparted to me through His sacrifice.

May my identity fade. May my life melt beneath Your grace like a sand castle beneath the waves of the ocean. Define me. Change me. Recreate me through Your power by way of Your Spirit. Release me from the chains of self-sufficiency. Allow every word that proceeds from my mouth to bring You glory. Make my every step an expression of love for You.

Your cross is big enough for the sins committed against me, and it's big enough for the sins I've committed against You. There is no greater life than the one that reveals who You are to a world that cannot comprehend You. Father, help me to cling to the sufficiency that You alone provide. I long to abound in every good work. For You are abundantly good, and I am all Yours.


David and Katie Kizziah said...

Thank you, sweet Hannah, for so beautifully expressing your heart of worship to our gracious, all-sufficient King. I needed to read this today. I appreciate you taking time to share...keep it coming! :)
Love and Blessings

The Byrd's Nest said...

I love this Hannah and needed to read it today. Thank you for this wonderful study from His word and your heart. Love you!

P.S. Don't you love it that DeLaynie is just so happy to have gloves and a hat. I love the way she and Emma are similar like is really just the simple things for them:)