Father, my God, Creator of all, As I look at the sunrise today, I am amazed at how little I pay attention. Your majesty is there before me, yet I barely notice. Little do I understand that all that I see serves as testimony to you. Indeed, your thoughts of me are continual. You knew me before the beginning of time; you know me now and always have. You wrote my name in the palm of your hand; in it, I am safe. Nothing can remove me. You have promised to be with me always; you have proven trustworthy. I remember the times you made yourself plain. I was still lost and refused your call; what a fool I was! In your mercy, you let me go; to experience the wages of my sin. Until that day when I needed you most; when you plucked me out of my despair. Now my life has been forever changed. I know my name is written in a book; the Lamb's book of life. You paid the ransom price for my soul, and gave me hope of a future. My bondage to sin has been broken; I can finally see! There are times I still get discouraged. I forget all that you are, and all that you have done for me. Sin creeps in, slowly but surely; evil never rests. It tries to hide your light; as if it ever could! You have promised good to me. You are my refuge, my fortress, my God in whom I trust. I am not the man I once was, I am a new creation. The old has gone; behold the new. You will complete that which you have started, of that, I can be sure. Yet, I am reminded that I am but dust. This is a journey I can't take alone; without you, I can do nothing. Pull me close and never let me go; your warm embrace is what I need. Remind me of your kindness, because I so quickly forget. Send me out to proclaim your name. A lost and dying world turns away; they, like I was, are fools who refuse to obey. I am no longer like them, by your grace, yet I have no reason to boast. I am saved, yes, of that I'm sure. but only because of you.
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