I make requests.
I come to God with my concerns.
I have the privilege of talking with the Creator of the Universe – not because I am good.
This picture is the wall of my garage – the first thing I see every time I get back to my house and open up the garage door. It’s a great reminder – something I need to remember every day no matter what my circumstances.
Daniel says in his prayer, “We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.”
I can’t earn God’s love.
I can’t work and save myself.
I can never be ‘good enough’ on my own.
I can’t look in the mirror to see what I’m worth – I have to look to the cross. Jesus died so that I don’t have to be eternally separated from God because of my rebellion and sin.
This kind of mercy deserves a faithful heart.
This kind of grace deserves a heart that is submitted to His will.
This kind of love deserves a life lived in gratitude. My life.
Amen, let it be so, dear Jesus.