Father, how I long for perfect love; not just to be loved perfectly but also to love perfectly. How can I stay gloomy long when I know you give me a taste of You now? Father, I know I have all of You and I thank you for that mind-boggling gift, but God I look forward to the day my experience with You is undiluted! I am so ready for honesty God! Father, thank you for the way you love me just as I am. Jesus, I’m so grateful I can be totally genuine with you, so unguarded. Christ, how gracious you are to allow me to be free from fear of either hurting you or being punished by you. Lord, I know you discipline those you love, but I’m so grateful your disciple is love-lavished. Holy Spirit, I beg you for more and more moments of peeking into the way it should be; the way it will be. These glimpses perk up my heart, Lord. Let me see them more and more until it is my home. O Christ, keep me from a foolish mind that blithers about what’s wrong and give me your mind that is my hope! Let my soul no longer be downcast. Let me be lifted in spirit that I might harmonize with the song you are always singing over me as well as in me! I love you, God!
Reflection: Ponder this day about how God has made you for His perfection. And at this very moment, Jesus is preparing a place for you where your heart will be completely satisfied with ecstasy. Now this day listen for the song He sings in you and over you.
“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God for I will yet praise Him my savior and my God.”
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.