How blessed I am to have your love,
your reassurance –
you give me the comfort I need to live my hardest days.
How blessed I am, God, to have your strength,
your self-control –
you give me the determination I need to make tough decisions and follow through.
How blessed I am, God, to have your grace,
your promise of new life –
you give me the mercy I need to say, ‘I’ll make different choices today’ –
and then do so.
You see me, God, as I truly am –
that core within me that’s been there
since I was a baby and blossomed as a child.
It’s a core so buried beneath all of these…layers.
A layer of responsibility here and
layer of image there,
plus the layers of expectations
others place on me and
the layers of self-doubt and fear.
Please help mes shed the layers, God,
and return to the core.
Help me reclaim who I truly am – the person you’ve created me to be.
Help me live boldly,
forgive readily, and
Shape my life to match my soul.
Thank you, Lord Christ, for loving me I am –
may I embrace my true essence and your work for me today.