Written after lifting my soul to God, receiving His insight, conviction and forgiveness.
Praise you, Lord God, for you are the King of Glory and the Lord of Grace, who reaches down into my life consistently: guiding, providing, protecting, teaching, correcting, forgiving and transforming. “You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you” (Ps. 86:5).
It is such a wonder to belong to you, the Creator of all, the Sustainer of all, the Ender of all. On the level of universe-wide thinking, I live on a tiny speck of cosmic dust, tucked under one arm of the Milky Way, which itself is a smallish, inconsequential galaxy among millions of others.
And yet you, the Great One who stoops to look upon us, have the desire and commitment to be intimately, consistently involved in my life. “from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do” (Ps. 33:14,15).
You can do this because you are infinite, you are powerful, you are loving and good, you are filled with Grace, giving your enemies the opposite of what we deserve.
Forgive me for taking your mighty, rich love for me for granted–I so easily forget how great you are, how huge the universe is, and how much I deserve the opposite of your love and tender care.
You are marvelous in your love, magnificent in your forgiveness, munificent (splendidly generous) in your provision and magnanimous in your grace. You are truly worthy of wholehearted worship, lavish love, supreme surrender and outlandish obedience.
Help me today to remember your greatness, my unworthiness and your rich, redeeming love, so that I may respond by living worthy of your Name and the calling you have given me.