To You, O God, I come, and lift every thought to You in praise. By choice I leave behind every lesser thought, exulting fully and completely in the essence of Who You are. There is no worry before You because gazing at Your magnificence comes the realization, there is no need. There is no need to do anything except focus on You. All, all, all things are In Your hands. This means under Your dominion, which means in Your control.
If there is something to be done, You will tell me to do it. You are not unaware of circumstances. You are always aware. You are ever-vigilant and about the restoring work in our heart, minds and spirits, even in that which looks like destruction and devastation. Yes, You allow the adversary to roam, but You are the power. In You is victory and most of the time that victory is greater than we can grasp.
Holy One, let me catch a glimpse of Your Majesty. Though I seek to gaze at You and know You more ongoing, You are so supreme and awe-some, to really see You would be to much for me. So just a glimpse, Lord. The broader view that You know is right for me right now.
At creation, You brought Your order. You put every piece in place You knew and wanted to be. No less with our lives.
Beyond our full, true comprehension, how much higher and greater You are than we. Beyond us the magnitude of Your plan because we really cannot grasp Your love. We are so stuck in our limited understanding of it and the lower levels of love’s expression, where we spend the majority of our time and where we place our focus. Lord, in comparison to You and the true expanse of Your love and redeeming, restoring purpose, it is as though we are crawling on the ground still with our noses in the dust.
We need You to elevate our view and are at Your mercy to do this oh-so-gradually and gently as an outcome of your unstoppable, unceasing flow of grace.
It is to You as mercy that we come to You today. You are. You know. Grand Restorer. Your priority is relationship with You. To restore what has been broken. And then with each other.
Lord, it is the 8th day of Easter. Eight. We begin anew, a new way a new cycle. What the adversary has meant for evil, You transform. You turn the adversary’s strategies on their head. Because though he is supernatural and can affect us, You are Supreme.
Holy One, on this 8th day of the Feast of Your glorious Resurrection, where as the firstborn You entered through the door of eternal life, which You opened, we have prayerfully in recent years begun to celebrate and thus contemplate Your mercy. This stream of restoring, redeeming love, which flows out ongoing from who You are.
Today, we lay all brokenness in our lives and relationships at Your feet and with eyes only for You and on You, we ask for Your redemption. You are Redeemer. Redeem what has been broken. Restore what has been damaged. Put back into order that which has been muddied, sullied and put out of order by our fallible humanness.
This is Your heart for this is Your essence. You do not fail. Divine Mercy, Who is unfathomable love, continue Your restoration of us to You and all of us together the way You have always desired because You are mercy and cannot help Yourself. We pray forward Your will of love. We are is anything any of us need to do, nudge us firmly to do it, so we know with certainty this is Your next step in this moment.
If there is any way we are to have courage, let us know. If there are places we are holding onto resentment and unforgiveness, melt these in our hearts so we can be a forgiving, renewing people.
Reveal what is hidden. Break the adversary’s hold on brokenness through long-held misunderstands, confusion and assumptions with Your breakthrough. Dissolve discouragement off Your people and give them steps to move toward one another in surprising ways instead of away.
Have mercy on us, O God. Be the mercy. Through each of us and all of us together. You are magnificent. You are the hope. Love.
Breakthrough and keep on breaking through, that love for You and for each other would come forth in our lives and relationships today for our deep inner healing and for Your glory.
by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2018
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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.
For more information on books, worship albums, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro please visit www.elizabethfulgaro.com . Newly published is a book called: Truth-Spiritual Manual for Battle now available on amazon.com. Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.
Elizabeth also posts brief devotions and prayers on Facebook on her page: Spiritual Armor and Ammo where you will find more posts of God’s truth and His way to help you stand strong against the battles of this life in which we all find ourselves.
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