I found this in my journal today… a prayer and the “response from God.” I love going back and seeing what God has reminded me of in the past… for I find that I often need the same reminders.
Lord Jesus, reveal Yourself to me in a way that draws me, pursues me, holds me, and keeps me. May I grow and be led to better glorify You. May I respond to the Truth You speak, the Word and promise You bestow, knowing Your sovereignty and Your delight in identifying with me, that I might know its hope and truly rejoice!
You are forming me! You are growing me! Use this, O Lord, to put a fire in my heart. Let that truth cause my heart to rejoice and to trust wholeheartedly in You!
Doubt not My ability, nor my willingness to provide graciously and abundantly – I know all that you need. Fear not! Take heart. Know Me. Be full of faith afresh. My child, have I not bought you? Will I not also hold you and keep you? This is not your home. This is but a shadow, a season of anticipation to point you to that which is completely other.
I AM He who has created you and is preparing a place for you that is all of grace and peace unending, yes, unfailing. You are mine. Hear My voice. Receive My love and know My heart for you. I have caused you to be born into this living and abiding hope. I will never let you go.
Dwell on Me. Submit your cares, your heart, and your fears to my Throne. You are covered in the blood of My Son. I am the Trustworthy One.
Live. Be free. I am a God who loves to give good gifts to My children, My beloved. Accept this to be warm and satisfying bread, not a stone. Take. Eat. You have been set apart. I promise to hold you, guide you, encourage you, sharpen you, correct you, accept you, forgive you, and sing over you. You are mine. I will care for you, and I can and will to do no other.