Pray With Us: Loved

Pray With Us: Loved

 

Dear God,

 

I have sat this week and pondered myself in my enemy state. This has not felt natural to me. In fact, it’s felt ____________________________.

 

The world tells me, “I’m incredible!” One scroll through Pinterest and a canvas art reminds me that, “The world is lucky to have me!” I’m one TV show away from knowing I’m a “good enough person.”

 

And every single one of those sayings are true — “post – You.”

 

Every single one of those sayings is true because You died for me. “Pre-me” never deserved God Almighty’s unconditional love lavished on me while I was still your enemy. “Pre-me” caused a wedge between myself and all Your majesty. “Pre-me” was a woman full of guilt and dirt and sin.

 

But then…

 

BUT THEN!

 

You sent Your Son for me because You loved me.

 

You sent Your son for when I _____________________________________. And when I __________________________. And when I ____________________________________. You looked on tenderly each time I caused more of a wedge between You and me, and You quietly beckoned me to Your Throne.

 

Because You have something so much better than a catchphrase on a piece of paper. You have a new white gown for me. And I pray my life erupts in praise as I drop every piece of guilt clinging to my already free body.

 

I hear it dropping.

 

This guilt: ___________________________ That guilt: ___________________________ And this one: _________________________

 

I praise you, Father.

 

Amen.

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