Taking my sin, my cross, my shame
Rising again I bless Your name
You are my All in All
These lyrics written by Dennis Jernigan* captured my heart this Sunday morning during worship.
Truly what do I have to offer Christ but my sin and shame? Yet, I can rise again, and again in praise because I know He will receive me, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
He will come near to me when I invite him.
Who would dare to come to me uninvited?” says the Lord.
“So you will be my people, and I will be your God.” ~ Jeremiah 30:21-22 NCV
Let us, then, feel very sure that we can come before God’s throne where there is grace. There we can receive mercy and grace to help us when we need it. ~ Hebrews 4:16 NCV
I need it! God’s Grace.
Rising again with confidence. Not confidence in anything I can do, because I can continue to make the same mistakes. This is my super power. But, I can have confidence in who God is. Because He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8) He will receive me, forgive me, strengthen me and uphold me.
…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ ~ Philippians 1:6 NKJV
Lord, I rise again and call you blessed.
*Dennis Jernigan © 1991 Shepherd’s Heart Music, Inc.