“The Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.” – Psalm 146:8
God grants grace and wisdom to see and understand His word and His way. He heals, He holds up; He places people in positions to accomplish all that He asks. Our Heavenly Father loves when we walk upright before Him, for His heart is to hold and help all of His created. Because we have been granted the favor of free will, the choice is ours alone. Seek God and be saved, or continue on our own and sink?
As we are faithful to follow Him, accepting the abundant blessings He bestows upon us through the sending of His Spirit to reside in all who ask, He empowers us to see, understand, and do, far more than we might have otherwise imagined.
His love is a flood that fuels our faith and finds way to ignite our internal flame; which is the very light within us that is meant to shine brightly before (wo)men.
When we bow down before Him, posturing ourselves in the proper place of submission to our Savior, He lifts our heads and hearts, and leads us in love to breathe life to the lost.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You open our understanding and give us eyes to see, not through our own tainted lenses, but through Your lens of love. Thank You that You lift our hearts and heads, so that we might see the space You have set before us. Forgive us for all that we say and do that does not bring glory to You. Lead us, Lord, so that we may stay in the surrendered space that is always abundant in grace, and fan the flames that bring the brightness to the light within. Teach us to trust, to faithfully go where we must, so that Your light will lead the lost to the promised paradise found in Your permanent presence. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present