I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the Lord : “ Lord, save me!”
The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.
Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.
The Lord gave me this passage of scripture this morning and I can’t help but weep reading it. I can’t help but think about His overwhelming love and mercy and grace in my life. In Him I am made whole and complete.
I’ve been really searching for my identity and for the purpose He has for my life. I know that in Him I live and move and have my being. Apart from Him I am nothing.
I have found that the closer to Him I get the better I not only see Him, but myself. I can see a reflection of myself in His eyes.
My heart’s cry this past week has been this: I just want to be where You are. That’s all I want. More than anything this life could offer, I just want to be where He is. I want to be with Him. I’m not looking for emotions or blessings. I’m looking for His face. Oh to kiss the face of my Daddy and lavish Him with love! My spirit yearns for Him so much, there is such a stirring hunger, that it physically pains me. And He’s calling me deeper! He’s calling me into the Holy of Hollies! My Daddy has made a place for me where He is! He desires my presence so much more than mylimited humanness ever could desire His!
Listening to the Bethel Music song “Draw Near” last night brought a whole new revelation. Before it was just my cry to Him, and now it’s His cry to me! I’ve been so overwhelmed by His love and glory that I’ve not stopped weeping since last night. Even now it’s hard to compose myself enough to type this, but I know that this will touch at least one person and ignite a passion so bold and fierce in their hearts that they can’t contain it!
He has brought me out of death and darkness and depression and despair into a place where I’ve found peace, love, mercy, and an overwhelming abundance of grace.
I know who I am.
Wouldn’t you like to know too?
He’s been calling you.