As I was meditating this morning, I began to worship and pray to my Father. I put on some worship music. The Lord brought to my spirit, a song by Shekinah Glory entitled: “How Deeply I Need You.” The song says,
“Like the desert needs the rain, I need you, as the ocean needs the stream, I need you, as the morning needs the sun, I need you, Lord you are the only one.”
As I listened to that song, I began to think about how a baby or small child depends upon its mother. They are totally helpless and dependent upon their parents for survival. Just as a baby needs the love of their parents, food for sustenance, and clothes to cover their body, in the same way, we need and depend upon our Heavenly Father for those things as well.
I began to pray, “Lord help me to esteem, desire, want, crave, for You and your word, more than my necessary food. Help me to stay covered, protected, by the blood of Jesus. Help me to love and worship You with my whole heart, mind, body, soul and strength. Help me to be humble like a little child. Humble and desirous of the things all babies are desperate and dependent upon; love, food, and protection.
Lord, I know that you always hear me, so when I cry out to you, attend unto my prayer.
"When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. “For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. (Psalm 61:1-3)
When I am hungry Lord, feed me with your Word. Your Word have I hid in my heart, so that I will not sin against You. (Psalm 119:11). You are the bread of life; I cannot live without your word. It is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
I often say, “I would have fainted had I not believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. (Psalm 27:13).
After the death of my daughter and husband, I could have fainted, given up, walked away from my calling. But the Word in me was just as the Prophet Jeremiah said. Even if I wanted to quit, throw in the towel, curse my God, vow that I would never speak or preach about Him again; Jeremiah said, “But his word is inside me like a burning fire shut up in my bones. The Spirit of God inside of me would not let me keep silent. Though my heart was aching, and I couldn’t see a day beyond my tears, I knew that God was going to take me up in his everlasting arms, like a mother hen that gathers her chicks under her wings.
The Apostle Paul said something similar, “Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!” (1 Corinthians 9:16).
Just as a baby/toddler eliminates waste from its body, Lord I thank you that like that baby, when I make a boo boo, when I sin, you don’t make me to lie in my mess. You have given me you salvation. You have made me the righteousness in Christ Jesus. When I confess my sins, You promise to forgive me of them, and You cast them into the sea of forgiveness. As You have done that for me, help me to do likewise with my brothers and sisters.
I thank you for the “covering of your precious blood.” You cover my mistakes, and crown me with your righteousness. Just as a mama, changes her soiled baby’s bottom, refreshes it, and takes away the stench and smell and places a brand new white garment on, that is what you did for us while we were yet sinners. You died for our sins, taking away the stench, stain, and judgement of death that was upon our lives. You cleaned us up and gave us new white garments of righteousness, not in the physical sense, but in the spiritual sense.
How can I forget what You have done for me? How can I forget how You set me free? How can I forget how You brought me out? How can I forget, no never!!!!
Father, help me to always have that childlike trust and confidence in You. I know there is no one that can or will ever love my like You do.
HAVE A BLESSED DAY, STAY WARM. AND:
"DON'T FORGET TO SAY YOUR PRAYERS"