Here is the blank page, Father, where I need You to come and write on me.
Let there be no boundaries here, for the love You want to show me, wrapping me up like the girl I am, transcribing the Word of Life on my heart, holding me in Your words, the Life of the words that makes me sing.
Let me let go of all expectation today, let me hang loose, feeling no weight on me. You carried my cross–I can hardly believe it-and forgive me when I think, in my pride, my vanity, that I can come close to shouldering any of the weight–or that what You did, to begin with, wasn’t enough.
Here I am, Father, palms up, ears open, asking You to cleanse me again. Slow me down to see You–trusting You more than me, Your heart more than mine. I surrender me. Let me do nothing out of vain conceit but be filled with You, loving as You loved. Lay me down, Lord. Forgive me for any focus on myself.
I am that girl who You see in Your painting, Your vision more beautiful than I can ever see. Let me shed these scales that blind me to Your glory, Your humility, Your walk through the streets as the people spat on You and called You names. Lord of the Most High, forgive me for my self-centeredness. You have forgiven me for my darkness. Let me walk with You, carrying my cross. Take me out of the crowd.
You remind me to stay here, bring Your beauty here–with You in me–into the swarms of darkness, like You did, when You did not turn. My God, Your tears ran down when the agony of my sin tore You from Your Father–all to bring me back, deliver me to Him, in Your arms. You bore me, rescued me, delivered me to the hands of the One who made me. I am Yours.
And so I trust You, help me to trust You more, surrendering to the joy of loving with a heart that is not my own Take me fully, this blank page, and continue to work out the plan for me as You see me–holy, treasured, a delight, formed from the tree You’ve planted, grounded, Your fullness in me.
How are you open to being a blank page, for God? (I’m up in the wild country with my family the next two weeks. Have you joined me over at Gather Ministries on Facebook by liking our page? That’s where I’ll be posting updates. Hope to see you there!)