In the morning he manifests his glory to me. In the depths of the darkness before dawn he calls out my name.
“I delight in you, my daughter”.
From the darkness he has called me to light. To shine for his glory, as bright as the sun.
“But for those who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in his wings” – Malachi 4:2
In the morning the sun faces me and there are shadows that stretch my way. I could choose to take shelter in them, but instead I choose to walk away. I am drawn to the light. I choose to walk in the light. Death and despair try to make me toss and turn in the breeze, trying to make selfishness and stubbornness set my heart in stone. But my faith won’t freeze. I choose to flee, to turn to trees, the wind swaying the leaves. Yes, that wind.
It is the Lord, my Lover. He dances for me! He is twirling in the sky, calling me closer. His will is to waltz with me into eternity.
He is romancing me you see! He delights in me. But he longs to see me delight in him, to draw nearer to him. Not to hide in the trees or get lost in the breeze or steal away and seek shadows. No. He longs to see me walk in the light. He birthed me for his glory. Each morning I can grace him with my gratitude, the gift of my love and adoration.
I welcome worship.
As he holds me, I must honour his strength – the grip of his grace.
He holds me from the clutches of cold and clammy hands of the enemy, saving me by not letting me slip from the warmth of his love that wraps over the sins of this skin, my flesh. In my new form he folds me with a new wineskin, into freedom. He fills me until I am overflowing with love. Oh how he pours his love and grace. He provides! He invites me to soak in his spirit. To delight in his presence. I am drawn to delight. I choose to walk in delight. He brings forth new life, new desire. I am a new creation – in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21 The Voice (VOICE)
17 Therefore, if anyone is united with the Anointed One, that person is a new creation. The old life is gone—and see—a new life has begun! 18 All of this is a gift from our Creator God, who has pursued us and brought us into a restored and healthy relationship with Him through the Anointed. And He has given us the same mission, the ministry of reconciliation, to bring others back to Him. 19 It is central to our good news that God was in the Anointed making things right between Himself and the world. This means He does not hold their sins against them. But it also means He charges us to proclaim the message that heals and restores our broken relationships with God and each other.
20 So we are now representatives of the Anointed One, the Liberating King; God has given us a charge to carry through our lives—urging all people on behalf of the Anointed to become reconciled to the Creator God. 21 He orchestrated this: the Anointed One, who had never experienced sin, became sin for us so that in Him we might embody the very righteousness of God.