Bringing our everything

I wasn’t going to post anything yesterday and then this landed in my inbox from a lady called Marianne who runs “The Christian Gift Company” on line.

It’s good to know that we can bring everything to the feet of Jesus including, and perhaps especially, our imperfections! The woman with the issue of bleeding brought everything that she was to Jesus when she reached out to touch the hem of his garment. She brought her sickness, her isolation from her family and community, her losses and despair to him, trusting that he would take them from her and restore her. Jesus does an incredible thing; He absorbs her sickness while remaining “clean”, holy and righteous. And in return He gives her healing, family, acceptance and restoration. When we humble ourselves and reach out to give Jesus all that we are, have and have done, He takes the lot and exchanges them for His goodness and righteousness. When we give Him our stuff, we receive His stuff in return. It’s an extraordinary, undeserved, grace filled exchange. Since we can’t keep or hide anything from Him, we should bring Him all that we are in order to keep a short account with Him, because we can, because He loves us as the “Beloved”.
As well as bringing Him all our sins, pain and sorrows, we can also bring Him our worship. It’s hard to know which He prefers because both are so precious to Him. When we bring either intentionally to Him we are showing that we trust Him, love Him, know that He is Lord and want to be right with Him. So let’s give Him our everything.
A prayer
Lord, when we are crushed we pray you would give us grace to remember that You are able to heal us. When we feel like we cannot stand, we pray that You would be our strength. When we do not know where to turn, we pray that You would be our wisdom. When we feel lost, we pray that You would lead us home.
We hold before You all those who need Your grace today; give each one strength and hope. We pray for those who have lost someone, for those who are frightened of letting go, and for those who do not know what to do.
Breath the peace of Your spirit on each one of us as we pray.
You alone are our hope.
You alone are our strength.
You alone have the words of eternal life.
Amen

A Blessing
May you dig into the deep resources of God to find courage to keep going.
Remember that you do not have to find the strength you need in yourself.
May you turn your attention to God and to His promises. He is the one who can give you the grace that you need and He is more than willing to help you than you could possibly imagine. #niteblessing

Remember, we can find all that we need in Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord.