Bless the Lord- Madison Williams
This past weekend I went home in hopes of finishing a half marathon that I had signed up for a week before. The entire morning before my race I was freaked out and doubted that I wasn’t going to be able to finish, even though one-third of the race is ability, and two-thirds is mental. I doubted literally anything and everything regarding my race. I didn’t believe in myself or my ability. Once the race started, all my doubts turned into determination. I felt like I had completely forgotten everything that I was fearful of that morning. I was so determined to finish that’s all my eye could focus on.
That’s how the Lord is in pursuing us, he’s so determined to know our whole heart. He’s so determined to pursue us and pursue us with his whole heart. He gives us everything that he has. That’s all his eye can focus on. He will leave the 99 to go after the 1, because he loves us so much. If that doesn’t prove how much he love us, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death even death on a cross for us. Throughout the fellowship that’s something the Lord has shown me. That the Lord chooses me every day because I’m his bride. That he’s worth it all, and worth my whole heart. He’s enough. He’s sovereign and supreme. When he looks at me I’m so valuable and precious nothing can stand against it. Ephesians 2:4-5 say, “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ by grace you have been saved.” Man, I don’t know for you, but that just brings me comfort. What brings me comfort is the but God. It’s him who made us alive, and it’s through him I’m saved. It’s all through his great love. Through all this I can walk in confidence, to Him all be the glory and praise.