Prompted by WordPress’ daily post writing suggestion “confess“, I am publishing the ‘Letter’ I wrote to God this morning. It seemed a fitting day to take stock and get a few priorities in order, before the year ends and 2018 is upon us …
This is, I suppose, more or less a modern psalm and also a prayer.
Without you, I am nothing and I can do nothing of any worth whatsoever.
I am grateful that you have chosen me to be your child, and that I can call on you for anything and everything that I need.
Thank you, Father, for this new day, for the year that is almost at an end, and for the year that is about to start.
Father, I know that “all things are possible for those who are in Christ Jesus”. I know that “I am a child of God”. I know that “there is therefore now NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”. I know that “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus” and that, as long as I keep my eyes on what comes from God, I shall always prosper.
Father, I know that you love me.
I know that you know everything about me.
I know that you love me so much that you sent your own son to die on a cross for me, and that there is a place for me in heaven and in eternity with you.
I know, Father, that you have “plans to prosper me” and “NOT to harm me”.
I know that you are my good shepherd, that you lead me in right paths and you keep me and mine safe.
I know, Father, that you are the wealthiest being on the planet, in the entire universe. You created everything that we see or could ever imagine, and nothing is impossible for you, or when working with you.
Lord, God, please hold my hand and help me to represent you excellently on this earth. Please help me, God, to show the world your goodness, your beauty, your strength, your power, your love, your ways, in all ways that you wish to equip me.
Father, I know that you have plans to prosper me. I know that I have had to learn all sorts of things in life, the hard way, and that you will give me “beauty for ashes”, that you will give me back all that the devil has stolen from me, that you will multiply everything that I do, and that you will give me back “all the years that the locusts have eaten”.
Father, I know that if I put my whole trust in you, in your goodness, in your mercy, in your grace, that you will always keep me and my loved ones safe, and that you will bless everything that I do, or think, or say, or create in any way. Father, thank you for loving me just as I am, and for loving everything about me. Thank you for making me in your image and for imagining me onto this earth at this time, to do your will while I am alive. Thank you for giving me so many opportunities and places in which to grow and to shine, and for keeping me going even when things have been really, really tough.
Thank you for courage and for faith and for the ability to tell right from wrong. Thank you for the skills needed to live life in all sorts of practical ways, and for the sensitivity to your Holy Spirit, who guides everything that I do.
Thank you, God, for always being there, for never sleeping when I needed to talk to you, always listening and letting me call on you at any time of day or night. Thank you, God, for hearing the deepest cries and longings of my heart, and for caring enough about every single one of the ‘little things’ too.
Father, thank you that I can pull in and find refuge under your wings, that I can draw in close to you and be held in your arms of pure, unadulterated, unconditional light and love. Thank you for the grace in every area of my life and for giving me the grace to keep becoming the better version of the ‘me’ that you desire.
Thank you, God, for Jesus. Thank you for rescuing me from paths that were going nowhere and for giving me the understanding that has enabled me to learn from them. Thank you for always forgiving me, for always believing in me, for always having and wanting the very best for me. Thank you for each and every one of the people and the blessings, in numerous ways, that are in my life.
Thank you, Lord, my Father, my God for empowering and giving me the grace to communicate with hope and clarity, with simplicity, with strength, with integrity, with experience that can take every test, and thank you for the ability to lead.
Father, help me to effectively, strategically, purposefully and beautifully lift others up and bring them to your world of light and joy and peace and love. Help me, God, to live each day your way and to keep to the narrow path that is so wonderfully and widely sprinkled with success. Thank you, God, for being with me always. Thank you, Father, for all that was contained in the year 2017.
I pray that You, God, will guide everything that I do, and say, and write, and achieve, and create in 2018. Please, Lord, give me places along the journey to stop and to rest and to be refreshed.
Thank you, God, for everything that has been achieved this year, that has been blessed, that has been appreciated, that has been sown with love, that has begun to grow in strength and in power. Thank you for ALL the lessons. Thank you for the honour, the power, and the love that you give to each and every person who asks you into their life.
I am blessed to be a child of God.
In Jesus’ Name,
“I will lift up mine eyes
unto the hills;
From whence cometh
my strength ~
My strength cometh
from the Lord
Who made heaven and earth …”
[from Psalm 121]