“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have
drawn you with unfailing kindness” (Jeremiah 31:3, NIV). “Now the Lord is the
Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians
idea that the you love me, Lord, with an everlasting love is beyond my human
capability to conceive. But my heart longs to receive the freedom your love
offers. You accept and love me in my weakness and feebleness. I can be who I am
with you. There is just you and just me. There is no image I have to keep. There
is no mask I have to hold in place. There is no agenda that has to be met. There
is no perfection that I can maintain.
too well all my failures and my limitations....and how much they grieve your
heart. You see beyond all those weaknesses, and love me still. You always see my
potential, and never my failures. You know who you have created me to be. I try
to change these failures, but I can't without you. Your Word reveals that I am a
new creature in you because of the sacrifice you made for me. I yearn to catch
your vision of the potential you see in my life.
I cry out to become that complete new creature.... to grasp that potential in
your strength and power. I lay all my failures, temptations, limitations,
struggles, heartaches, pain....all that has defined me...on your altar at this
very moment. I can carry them no longer. They are way too heavy. Here they are,
Lord. Just take them.
Suddenly you are with me. I breathe freedom from all that has been. In
your amazing love and forgiveness, your heart is within me. I am free from my
limited being, and filled to overflowing with the freedom of your promise. In
this very moment.... in this very second... in you, Lord, I am no longer in
bondage. I am free in you. I am free...... But oh Lord, now I must move forward
into another moment. Now I must move by faith in you. I choose to carry your
freedom throughout this day. I will not pick up what I have placed upon your
altar. You paid too great a price for them....for me.