This morning I found myself pondering something that I would like to share with you.
I believe if you truly take the time to consider this you will be amazed in the same way that I have been.
If you were to sit down before our Father and you were to describe yourself you could possibly sit there for days doing so. You would share what you love, what you dislike, what you fear, what you enjoy, your dreams and so on.
Yet in all that time you would not tell Him one thing that He did not already know about you. In fact, He could go through the list of things you have painstakingly described and tell you how you came about them.
He could then go on to tell you about the things you think you know about yourself and how you are mistaken. All in all He would tell you much more about you than you could tell Him about yourself.
This God who created the entirety of the universe (which in and of itself we cannot fathom) knows us down to an atomic level in the physical and down to the very depths of our souls in the spiritual.
“Father, sometimes I look in the mirror and I don’t like what I see. I notice all the flaws and imperfections and I wonder if I am truly worthy of love. Yet I realize that this doubt is nothing but a lie.
For it was You who knit me together in my mother’s womb. It was You who foreknew me. You know not only my past and all that I have done. You know my future and all that You have in store for me.
I lay before You at the altar of my heart all the self-described, self-defined words about me and who I AM. I take up in their place all the words that You have spoken about me.
I lay down my fears about tomorrow and take in their place Your prophetic vision for blessing in my life. In a word, Dad, I surrender. I surrender to Your love, I surrender to receive mercy.
I surrender to Your grace and I declare, ‘Have your way in me. Let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in my life.’ Amen.”
~ Mitch Salmon