I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, though I am not skilled with words.
—Psalm 71:15 (NLT)
Some days it seems more difficult to write what you place on my heart, Holy Spirit. The words are a jumble and don't fall into place. I realize during those times that I'm the one trying to do the work instead of allowing you to flow through me. “Being in you” is crucial “to do” anything for you.
I yearn to write about your righteousness that you unselfishly and without hesitation gave at Calvary. Each day I long to impart what your saving grace means. Many Christians don’t grasp the miraculous work of your grace. They have asked you into their hearts but struggle with fear and with feelings that they can never measure up to your love. They feel unworthy to approach you because they think your love can only be earned. The enemy has them buried in condemnation instead of risen in your righteousness.
“Your righteousness, O God,” the psalmist wrote, “reaches to the highest heavens. You have done such wonderful things. Who can compare with you, O God” (Psalm 71:19, NLT)?
Yes! You have done wonderful things, Jesus! Your righteousness reaches to the highest heaven and down into the hearts of your children! Our lives have peace with God because you paid the price that we could never pay. We don’t have to earn your acceptance. You accepted us when you, who had no sin, became our sin, so that we might have your righteousness.
“Be” in me, Jesus, what you have humbly and unselfishly given. I’m unskilled with words, but you aren’t. Help me to write your heart.
© 2019 Lynn Lacher