Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Heavenly Father, I come before You through the saving Name of Your Son Jesus to bring You thanks, praise, and reverence for Your overflowing kindness to me. Psalm 100:4a “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” What an amazing truth that in myself I am nothing, but in You I can find purpose in life.
Long before the world was even made, You chose me to be holy in Your eyes. 1 Peter 1:16 “Because it is written, “be holy, for I am holy.‘” In spite of my sin, shame, and hard heart, You have given me a way to be reconciled to You and to be part of Your family as a son or daughter of the King through Jesus’ saving work on the cross. Your kindness to me is far deeper and stronger than I could ever fathom.
It is an awesome blessing that because I have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, I can enjoy the benefits of salvation, the gifts of the Spirit, the power to do God’s will, and the assurance of living forever in heaven with Christ. Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”
Father, I am forever grateful and indebted to You for giving me, through Your kindness, a Kingly inheritance, eternal bliss, and a blessed life with You. I ask that You direct my response to Your kindness to be nothing short of complete devotion and sacrifice to You and Your will now and forever. You deserve nothing less than everything I have.
In Jesus’ precious Name, Amen.