“Be exalted, O Lord, in Your strength; we will sing and praise Your might.” – Psalm 21:13
Our words, our songs, our very lives, ought to sing and praise our powerful Provider. In order to truly have a valuable voice, it must be equipped and operating in His strength. We are to set our eyes, hearts and minds on “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8
“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” – Luke 6:45
Though not one among us is “good” in our own strength, each of us can be a vessel that pours out God’s goodness and grace when we choose to fully fix our hearts and minds on Him. We must allow Him to touch even the most tender of spaces in our souls, so that He may heal hurts and mend minds that are ready to receive Him.
Dear Heavenly Father, be exalted in our songs, our praise, and our very lives. Equip us in Your strength, as we surrender our own unto You. May each voice be a vessel used to vocalize how You value all of Your created, and in turn, may each soul lift our every song and sacrifice unto You, our Savior. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present