Dear Lord Almighty,
I am, eternally, thankful that it was Your unconditional love and desire to create me for fellowship with You. You breathed life into me and waited, so very patiently, for me to grow up and voluntarily turn towards You. You are, now and forever, first and foremost in my life. You knew me before You created me. You elected me to be one of Your many children before Your foundation of the world. You created in me a moral compass of right and wrong. Prior to accepting You as my Lord and Savior, I just existed in a materialistic world of nonsensical sin. I was, purposely and/or naively, lost. My conscience bears witness. You forgave me and paid the ultimate price for all of my sins. You, my Holy Lord and Creator of everything physical and spiritual, were humiliated, beaten, and tortured; unlike anyone before or after You on this earth. I am humbled and fall flat on my face to worship, adore, love, honor, and thank You.
Your predestined plan of a perfect justice system called for an unblemished and innocent sacrificial lamb to cover the sins of Your people. Throughout your Old Testament, countless animals were sacrificed, daily, because an animal could not cleanse a human conscience. Before time began, You had, already, purposed to, voluntarily, become the one time perfect, innocent, and final sacrificial lamb for all who believe in You. You fulfilled the Old Testament Law and established a New Covenant with Your children; the New Testament. Along with accepting Your ‘agape love’ and ultimate sacrifice, You offer the free gift of eternal life. It is incomprehensible to me that the Creator of the universe volunteered to die a very slow death on a Roman cross, in my place for my sins! There is no greater love than this!!!
Through your perfect sacrifice, a believer’s conscience is cleansed upon receiving Your Holy Spirit. You dwell inside the mind and heart. Your Holy Spirit overpowers my natural sin nature. Once in a while I might fall, but our relationship is restored after I repent. You guide, protect, and teach me. I am learning many things about You every day. Your ways, righteousness, plans, and revelations are written in Your Word. You will resurrect me on my appointed last day to come home and be with You, forever. I will live with You for a millennium (1,000 years) on this earth when you reign as King Jesus. After the Great White Throne Judgement, You will eliminate time. I will live with You in Your, newly, created heaven and earth for an eternity. I will obey, love, and praise you, Lord, in thankfulness for all You have done for me. I have, gladly, given my life over to You. You created me. You redeemed me. You saved me from eternal destruction. You own me. As a human being, I was never, am never, and will never be in control of anything. You, already, knew the choices I would make, and I know that You work all things together for the good of those who love You. You have taught me the true meaning of life. All glory and honor to You…my Lord, Savior, High Priest, and King!
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:7
Blessings in His unlimited grace,
Debby Mac Manes, disciple of Jesus Christ <><