“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1
Because of your majestic and marvelous Character, Lord, your love is continuously poured out on us, we who are your lazy and willful sheep.
You are Love itself, you are faithful and forgiving, gracious and good, positive and pure. We do not deserve your love and protection, but you are insistent on having a warm and rich relationship with us, pouring your time, grace, care, protection and guidance into our lives 24/7.
I praise you, O my Lord of lavishness, my Rock of refuge, my Fortress of faithfulness, Defender of the defeated, my Shield of strength, my Tower of power, my Stronghold of safety.
As it says in Psalm 18:3 “I call to you, who are worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.” I praise you for your protection, glorify you for your deliverance, exalt you for your unbelievably wonderful grace at work in me each day.
You are Life, you are Light and you are Love. You are my King, my God, my Savior, my Deliverer and my Protector. You are worthy of praise, worthy of exaltation, worthy of obedience.
So, to you I bow down, to you I surrender, to you I give myself afresh. I lay down before you all my desires, my possessions, my plans, my preferences. I give you my will and take yours in its place.
May you be glorified in me today, may my responses flow, not from my puny natural thoughts and understanding, but from your great Heart, your wonderful Word and your immense Power.
May your Spirit overflow from my life onto all those around me so they, too, may taste of your goodness, and thereby may your Name be lifted up before all I meet this day. Amen.