” ‘As surely as I live,” says the Lord, ‘every knee will bend to Me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.’ “Romans 14:11
“Often when I skipped to school, I felt an unmistakeable Presence walking alongside me. Not just on one side, but on every side. It was as though I could reach my hand out and touch It. The Presence stayed close to me as I skipped in sheer happiness. I’d often look up as though I were looking into my dad’s face, and although I didn’t see anything, I knew the Presence was smiling at me. I felt so warm, sheltered, and protected, which made me giggle out loud and want to skip as high as the clouds. My lungs felt like they ballooned with more and more joy as I skipped. The first time I fell in love…”
“I felt as though he (the lead singer) could see into my soul. I immediately diverted my gaze. Tears streamed down faces, including mine, and arms wrapped around shoulders. Although a crowd of strangers, we held each other close, not allowing loneliness to separate anyone from the huddle. For the first time in my life, I felt love. ‘Lord, whatever I’ve not given You, You can have. If there’s anything in my life up to this point that I’ve kept from You, it’s now Yours. Give You all of me.”
“When I asked God to forgive me for all the stood between Him and me, He forgave me right away. I renounced, or abandoned, each sin that separated me from a closer relationship with Him. Then, in Jesus’ name, I commanded the spirit of each stronghold to leave me for good.”
“For so long, I relied on my own strength, only to find my weakness. I looked to my own understanding based on life’s experience to sustain daily living, only to realize I had it all wrong. God’s grace redeemed me to freedom to worship only Him. And I am truly free!”
“Over and over, I experience Gods’ grace in my life. Grace for daily strength. Grace to be obedient. Grace, that with enables me to do His will. Grace to be free.”
Yahweh, Abba Father, I want to fall more in love with You!