Let my passion for life be restored, tasting joy in every breakthrough you bring to me. Hold me close to you with a willing spirit that obeys whatever you say.
… Lord God, unlock my heart, unlock my lips, and I will overcome with my joyous praise!
For the source of your pleasure is not in my performance or the sacrifices I might offer to you. The fountain of your pleasure is found in the sacrifice of my shattered heart before you. You will not despise my tenderness as I humbly bow down at your feet. (Psa 51:12, 15-17)
This reminds me of the very poignant Keith Green song:
“If I’d only trusted you…”
Well, I thought I depended upon you
At least that used to be what was happening with me
In those times of our first sweet communion
Nothing got in the way, I heard your voice everyday
When I first trusted you, gave my life to you
When I trusted you
Well, there’s something that needs to be cleared up
I feel so sorry inside, that my first love has died
Cause I’ve tried in my own strength to follow
When I’ve known all along, I just couldn’t go wrong
If I’d only trusted you, give my life to you
If I’d trusted you ...
We can ALL fall to the temptation of knowledge - of assuming superiority over others. "Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me."
URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
NB - New and urgent prayer requests and updates are coming in thick and fast and getting too long to just be tagged onto the daily encouragement. As such, I've created a separate page for you to view on the below link, which will be updated constantly ...
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