Transformed by Tenderness

Transformed by TendernessThe grace of the Lord,

a refiner’s fire;

disciplines in love,

removing the mire.

Choose to be earnest,

hold fast and repent;

for He’s at the door,

His grace won’t relent.

Faithfully listen,

for His loving knock;

the door of our hearts,

open to His talk.

When we let Him in,

He will dwell in us;

dining together,

in His righteousness.

To overcomers,

He’ll share holy throne;

seated beside Him,

joy beyond what’s known.

(Responding to Revelation 3:19-21)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You welcome us as we are, yet You love us too much to allow us to stay this way. thank You that You correct and refine us so that we may more clearly reflect Your loving kindness to all. Forgive us for closing doors that we fear lead to things that will withdraw Your love, and help us to sweetly surrender all to You. Thank You that there is nothing that You will not forgive, nor that repels You from us, when we earnestly seek You and repent. Teach us to be wholly devoted to You, allowing You access to every area of our lives. Grant us strength to trust You, and a willingness to heed Your correction and direction, as we passionately pursue You. Let Your love be evident in each of us, and may many come to know You as a result of how we follow You. Amen.

My favorite hiking friend.

My favorite hiking friend.

Anne update: Anne was released from the hospital yesterday evening and has returned home. She is far stronger than when she went into the hospital on Sunday, but still has a long way to go. Please continue to join me in praying for her healing and for quality care from those He appoints in the meantime. Thank you so much, treasured friends.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

4 Comments

    • Dear Debbie,
      Thank you so much for your ongoing encouragement. I am so grateful for the additional prayers for Anne.
      Blessings to you today and always!
      ❤ Shannon

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