by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2015
Lord, You have opened the eyes of my heart that I might begin to see You. Awestruck by the Wonder that You are and reveling in Your majesty, You are and there is no One greater than You. You are and there is nothing and no one more powerful. You created all things. In You all of creation lives, moves and has its being and at the point You ordain it or allow it, we find ourselves at our end and nothing can stop that end from coming.
Through Jesus, You conquered death, nullifying its seeming power to steal everything away and You give us a hope and a future which death cannot steal from us when we choose to be part of Your everlasting kingdom. We understand this is Your gift to us, provided by You through Christ Jesus. MESSIAH, You quite literally save us from death.
Messiah, therefore You reign over every other so called leader and king because no earthly leader created all, setting even the sun, moon and stars in their places and ordering the seasons. Only You hold all things in Your hands and have dominion over all. In addition, clearly no earthly leader can leap beyond physical death, stop death’s coming or provide a way through it but You. Death is the destiny we thought was ours, yet through Jesus this has changed. We can look beyond it and see You are our destiny.
Holy One, perfect and good in every way and all love, we do not deserve to be near You. We will never be pure enough. You actually made us this way, so that in knowing it, we would begin to understand the difference between You and us, gain ever brighter glimmers of who You are and Your sovereignty, and realize there is no way beyond death but with You. You established that our salvation through death is through recognizing our need for You and You have provided us with the ability to individually choose to make a decision for Your Way or not.
Majesty You are! Your ways do often do not make sense to us. This is because You are God and Lord and we are not. Your ways are higher and better and eternal in their effect. Your ways are perfect because You are perfect.
Magnificent, awesome One, we are safe in You—protected, with our eternal destiny assured, so long as in our weakness we choose to try to follow You as Master and Guide. Wonderful One that You are, even when we begin to stray Your love is so great that You pursue us as our Good Shepherd without ceasing, for You love each one of us infinitely and desire for every one of us to be together with You forever.
Awestruck humbled, grateful I seek to draw nearer again to thank You, to delight in You and once again take up my moment-by-moment rest in You—for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen
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Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist. She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way.
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Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org