Satisfy our longing soul Lord.
Fill our soul with Your goodness. Bless You Lord…with all of my soul!
While reading several passages in the Bible; one verse struck me that I have heard many times. . . Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so! Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy. Psalm 107:2 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1 Pet 1:17-19
I am the redeemed of the Lord!
I want to thank Him and praise Him, for He is worthy of all honor and praise.
My letter below comes from much of His Word that touched me several years ago, in my own words to Him.
Thank You dear Lord, my Savior, for redeeming me when I was a little girl. For coming back for me when I had gone astray. Thank You for continuing to direct my heart into Your love. In the darkness, my soul cried out for you, my soul longed for what only You can give, but I didn’t know how to save myself (not speaking to eternal life but my walk). I couldn’t. Instead, You came and delivered me. You allowed me to hear your loving kindness in the morning, and showed me how I should walk. You enlarged my steps. I lift up my soul to You!
Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word. Ps 119:67
You made me see AND believe, that You called me the Gospel (2 Thess 2:14), that You drew me (as all men) when Christ was lifted up on the cross. That I am Your inheritance and You will not forsake me. You will stand up for me, You are my help when my feet slip.
You made me hear Your reassurance in Your word, that I was forgiven, really forgiven…(1 Jn 5:13; John 5:24; Acts 13:38; 1 John 2:12; Heb 10:10,14), permanently redeemed by His precious blood, He made us alive, we are now in His kingdom, forgiven, covered by His righteousness…
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Col 1:13-14
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Col 2:13-14
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered; Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.” Rom 4:7-8
Forgiven not just what I had done in the past, (and what I was doing), THAT was the hardest to deal with; What if I hadn’t really properly repented? (Speaking to the teaching of repenting from sin, not the true meaning.) What if I did it again? What if I wanted to do it again? What if? What if?
You gently impressed on me that You had forgiven me all those years ago (when I believed upon you as my Savior) once for all. (Heb 10:10,14) You knew everything I was currently doing, and even more than me, You knew what I was going to do, and You had forgiven me. Once for all…Christ did it all.
But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. Heb 9:11-12
I can barely wrap my mind around that goodness, but I thank You…
(It is the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering that leads us to repentance*-Romans 2:4, so spend time with the Lord-simple! Just do it! (Luke 10:38-42 )
*Repentance is a change of mind about something. It could be changing our mind about doing something good or bad as well. In salvation, it is changing our mind about anything, or anyone else, including our works, being able to save us. Our trust must be in Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross in our place.
You started healing my broken heart and cast off the chains that bound me to the darkness. Softly and tenderly, binding up my wounds. Restoring my soul, leading me in the right ways. You were right there the whole time…I just had been ignoring you. (Please understand again, the darkness speaks to oppression we have when we are out of fellowship with the Lord, or it can also speak to the circumstances of life, as I was in also, regarding the illness and subsequent death of my husband).
Please forgive me Lord as I know You have, for the times I allow the waves, the storms of life, fears, the murky waters to take my eyes off You. My sin which is ever before me (I am not trying to take Scripture out of context, just relating certain portions to letting sin keep me from Him). Thank You for forgiving me, and please continue molding and making me as Your Word tells me You will.
I praise You from the very depths of my heart and soul. As I read more of Your Word, and it enters into my heart and mind, feeding me knowledge of You… it is so pleasing and sweet to my soul. Satisfying me. All you have ever wanted is for us to be in fellowship so it would be well with me and my family, so that others will know and see and that they might believe on you.
Now I understand how I could desire You in the night, and seek You early in the morning. (Is 26:9) I am thankful that you worked (and are still working) on my heart. That I was chastened even with grief and trials…
That although I was lost, that You never gave up on me. You were the one who came to save me, no one else could. How can I ever forget that moment of turning back to the One I had first loved? A moment that has stretched into a timeless and unfathomable truth in my life. Looking forward to eternity loving You and being in Your presence.
You found me in filthy rags of my own making. (Is 64:6) Sitting in the ashes of my own self righteousness and goodness.
You had given Your life for me, paid the price and waited for me to really begin to know Your love. You began to clean me up from the inside. You bound up my wounds and anointed me with Your healing. You wrapped Your cloak around me. You carried me to safety. Brought me into Your family and called me Your own. You were my friend and advocate, when I poured out tears, you wept for me and pled for me. (Job 16) You redeemed my life.
I shudder to think of what anyone might gain to lose their very soul.
And I’ll add this….
Thank You Lord for your mercy and grace. For I was a brute beast before you…(I do understand that I had on the garment of salvation, but this passage Asaph wrote in Psalms 73, really speaks to me)
Thus my heart was grieved, And I was vexed in my mind. I was so foolish and ignorant; I was like a beast before You. Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand. You will guide me with Your counsel, And afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.