I belong to the One who calls me His own. He calls me Beloved, beautiful, holy, precious and I am His. Because of this I want to be devoted to Him. I want to seek Him with my whole heart. My heart hungers and thirst for more of Him – the deeper parts of my Father that I have not yet seen. I want to honor Him. I want to be a reflection of Him.
|Oh Father there is so much of ME that needs to surrender to You. Help me to be clay in your hands. Take the idols, the wrong desires, take my will and make me over into Your image.|
Take me apart, make me new. Strip away all that keeps me from being who you see me to be. If it is discipline that I need help me to be trained by it so that it can yield the peaceful fruit of righteousness. (Heb 12:11)
Father strengthen my hands that are weak and my knees if they are feeble, make my the path straight for my feet. If there is any part of me that is lame, out of joint or needs healing Father I pray that you will heal it and use it for your glory. (Heb 12:12-13)
I do not know what this year will bring, but I begin it affirming my desire to follow my God no matter where it leads, no matter how difficult the road.
You see I know and believe that it will be in His strength I will stand. I will walk through whatever comes my way. It will not be easy, the road is often difficult, painful and there will times I will want to give up. But this one thing I know is that my God will see me through.
In the moments of my greatest pain He is able to give great joy. In moments of deep sorrow He is able to give great comfort. In moments of an attack of my enemies He goes to battle for me.
I want to seek Him, to be abandoned in everything I do, and to dedicate all that I am. To allow Him to have access to all of me so that He can make me new. I want a life that is surrendered to Him. I want to speak of love, His love to others.
Father make me over – I want to be clay in His hands. Unveil the real me, the one you know me to be.