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Heavenly Father,

Sometimes tears of joy express what words cannot. You know I have a deep desire to write to You and for You, Lord…but my little words are so inadequate to voice the love and gratitude bursting from my heart. How do I say thank You for a love that can never be repaid? I will be searching forever for words, deeds, or a form of worship to attempt to let You know how grateful I am to You. Everything I could say or do seems like a little child offering You a mangled, already-been-blown-away dandelion. And even that was given by You first!

Everything I am or possess came from You to begin with. I really have nothing to offer You…Oh! But wait…I do! Though my life was created and given by You; though my life is sustained by You; though everything I could ever need is given by You alone- You created me with my own will and choice. You will never force me to turn to You in thanks. You will never demand I submit to Your immeasurable power and authority. You will never coerce me to stop and look at who You are. You will never push me to accept the incomprehensible gift You have given me through Jesus’ life given for me so I can live forever with You. Instead, You wait patiently for me to come willingly to You.

It’s so crazy! When I give the tiny gift of myself freely to You (the only thing I truly possess that can be given to You), I find myself flooded with Your Holy Spirit- overflowing, bursting out, bubbling over.  Father, look beyond my words deep into my spirit. Let my life be a continual thank You. And that will still never be enough!

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“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.”  Psalm 100

 Jesus says in John 10:10- “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

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