Lord I hear of showers of blessing, thou are scattering full and free. Showers the thirsty so refreshing, let some drops now fall on me. Pass me not, oh, gentle Savior. Sinful though my heart may be. I am longing for Your favor. Whilst Thou art blessing. Oh Lord, come on and bless me.
Even me, Lord. Even me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM81p-CLuj0
Every time I listen to those lyrics, it literally brings tears to my eyes because they have been the outcry of my heart during particular seasons of my life. Seasons where I have longed for the Lord’s blessings to overtake me. I have deeply desired to hear his voice. Thirsted for His presence. Hungered for His divine intervention and ached for Him to just stop by the gates of my lonely and bruised heart. But for some reason, all I could witness and experience, was Him answering prayers and blessing everybody else around me. I felt forgotten and discarded. I also felt ashamed but most of all, I felt unworthy to receive anything from the Lord. I would ask myself questions like, “Why would the Lord bless somebody with a past like mine?” “Why would someone so holy and so righteous be concerned with little ol me”. The enemy had me so deceived, until one day the Lord made His Word come alive to me and it was at that moment that I knew without a shadow of a doubt, that I could cast all of of my anxieties on Him because He cares for…even me (1 Peter 5:7). I knew that I could approach His throne with boldness and present my prayers and petitions to Him and I had/have confidence that He hears…..even me (Philippians 4:6). And despite ALLLLL of my shortcomings, He was and will always be with….even me (Zephaniah 3:17).
So be encouraged my friend and know that no matter your past mistakes. Your bad decisions. The pain you’ve unintentionally or intentionally inflicted on others. The Lord desires to speak to….even you. No matter how often you hide from Him. How often you’ve backslidden. How often you return to that bad relationship or that bad habit that the Lord keeps delivering you from. He longs to continue delivering….even you. No matter how many times you doubt Him. Neglect spending time with Him. Question His power & ability. Reject His forgiveness because you feel unforgivable. The Lord delights in…..even you. No matter your unwise financial decisions. Your decision to end your marriage. Your decision to get an abortion or your decision to harbor bitterness and resentment in the depths of our heart. The Lord passionately wants to heal, restore and provide for….even you. No matter your failures. Your impure thoughts. Your sinful actions. Your incapacity to trust and love others because of the pain that you’ve endured. The Lord unconditionally and sacrificially loves….even you. And Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22 & 23)
As Priscilla always states, you are NEVER out of God’s reach! Be encouraged and we’ll see you back here tomorrow….same time, same place:)