I’m giving you my heart

As I was working from home today, I was able to spend a bit more time with God, so I took the opportunity to give him everything.

I’ve been frustrated by my inability to achieve certain things in life and have been feeling somewhat ‘stuck’. I thought that I must be doing something wrong, then, with a little help from my husband, I realised I was doing my usual and setting myself up to fail by trying to achieve too much or doing things in my own strength and then beating myself up about it. So, I prayerfully sang the song ‘I’m giving you my heart’:

I’m giving you my heart, and all that is within,

I lay it all down for the sake of you my King.

I’m giving you my dreams; I’m laying down my rights,

I’m giving up my pride for the promise of new life.

And I surrender all to you, all to you.

And I surrender all to you, all to you.

I’m singing you this song; I’m waiting at the cross,

And all the world holds dear, I count it all as loss.

For the sake of knowing you, the glory of your name,

To know the lasting joy, even sharing in your pain.

I have experienced tremendous peace throughout the day in ways I can hardly explain, since giving everything to God in this way.

I continued in my daily reading to read 1 Samuel and read in chapters 25 to 27 about Nabal’s rudeness to David, Abigail making amends for Nabal, her husband, Nabal dropping down dead as a result of God’s punishment and David sparing King Saul’s life for a second time. The story of Abigail going out to meet David and his men, standing up and apologising for her husband, presenting gifts and preventing the murder of Nabal and his men by David was inspiring. David said to her:

“Bless the Lord God of Israel who has sent you to meet me today! Thank God for your good sense! Bless you for keeping me from murdering the man and carrying out vengeance with my own hands. For I swear by the Lord, the God of Israel who has kept me from hurting you, that if you had not come to meet me, not one of Nabal’s men would be alive tomorrow morning” ( 1 Samuel 25:32-34)

It was interesting that she became David’s wife shortly after Nabal died; she was a real godly and wise woman. Nice one!

Jo


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