Daily Read - Ezra 8:21-9:15; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13; Psalm 31:1-8; Proverbs 21:1-2
Precious, Precious, Lord Jesus, my mind cannot grasp or even come close to understanding the price You paid for my redemption. From the moment You placed me in the secret place of my mother's womb until now, You have lavished me in Your extravagant love.
Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
As I look back on my life, I reflect on the many times Your love so gently nudged me to surrender to grace, but each time I turned away ignoring Your loving invitation. After coming into truth, I have come to realize the magnitude of what I was doing in turning down Your invitation so many times.
The shedding of innocent blood has washed my sins away. An innocent man bore the sins of my life on His body. You are the spotless Lamb of God who willingly laid down Your life for me and for every person on this earth.
Every step of Your journey to the cross was paved in horrific pain and emotional agony. Your beautiful, sinless body endured incomprehensible abuse all with the purpose of my redemption. You purchased my healing with each lash of the Roman whip. The nails which were hammered into Your hands and feet bought my salvation.
The words I speak to express the gratitude of my heart seem insignificant in comparison to the price paid for my life. Holy Spirit I ask You to take me into new levels of praise and thanksgiving where I can express my heart in ways that mere words cannot. I desire to walk into the deep passionate waters of worship and fully abandon myself in the presence of my beautiful savior.
Lord Jesus, I commit myself into Your trustworthy hands. It is there I find safety and refuge. It is there I find life. It is there I am the redeemed of the Lord.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!