Daily Devotional - Judges 9:22-10:18; Luke 24:13-53; Psalm 100:1-5; Proverbs 14:11-12
Precious Lord, You awaken my heart each day to the revelation that I am Your child made in Your image and likeness. I am Yours and nothing can ever take that away!
Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.
My spirit jumps and leaps for joy to know how much You love and cherish me as Your very own child. Everything I am and everything I have is because of You for You made me; I certainly didn't make myself!
You are My Father and as long as I am in Your arms, I have need of nothing. I serve You with gladness and skip into Your presence with overwhelming joy knowing My Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills, is there anything to difficult for You!
When I climb upon Your lap, worry and anxiety melt away in Your Almightiness. Your perfect love banishes fear from every part of my heart as I rest safe and secure in the shelter of Your wings.
No weapon formed against me prospers because You are my shield and buckler, the glory and lifter of my head, and my strong high tower. As long as I remain in the hiding place of Your presence, the adversary remains powerless to touch even a hair upon my head.
I surrender my heart to the kindness and goodness You pour over Me. With my every breath, I praise you from the depths of my soul. Words escape me when describing what You mean to me.
I run past the outer courts and straight into Your loving arms of embrace. Your mercy leads me by the hand into the inner chambers of Your heart where I receive refreshment and renewal. Your presence is like the rain watering dry and thirsty places in my heart. I shout joyfully to You and dance in Your presence effortlessly and with abandon.
You are My Father and I am Your child!
Praise be to God forevermore!