I want love and joy to exude from my soul. I want those around me to see it in it’s fullest. How can a person walk away from me and judge that the love of Christ has not touched my heart?
Am I a stone?
Unable to live?
No! For within my heart dwells abounding love for my Lord! Gratitude. Worship. Joy.
Bring what’s on the inside to the outside, Lord, for all to see…
Allow no person to walk away from my life wondering where my love and joy has been lost.
The beauty of You should produce worship in me. Who am I? A lowly sinner… wretched through and through. I deserve no love, no salvation, no joy, no hope, nothing of worth from my God. I deserve to die in my sins and experience His wrath.
Yet, You looked down on me in my helpless state and for no other reason than Your love You breathed life into my dead body. For the first time my soul awakened. My heart began to beat. My eyes could see and my ears could hear. I drank in the riches of Your salvation. I tasted the freedom You gave me through the Cross.
And I live.
I will never die.
How can the beauty of this Truth stay within the walls of my flesh for only myself to see?
Break through this flesh of mine!
Help me oh Lord to live on the outside what I hold so dear on the inside…
Whatever is lacking, build it in me.
I desire for others to worship You for who You say You are but if they cannot see You spilling out of me then I am useless. A clanging cymbal.
I want to be useful.
Fill me up until You spill out. Overflow my soul with You.