As I embrace this day, this moment, this space, this time, I welcome God into every area of my life. I avail my entire being to Him and I worship sincerely with every fabric of my being. I simply desire to be who and what God designed, created and destined me to be. No more noise clouding my judgment of self. No conflictual messages saying to me what I am not but simply the spirit of the Lord dwelling in me, reminding me that I am beautifully and wonderfully made. Just to simply be in God's presence is what I need. This intimate space is my serenity, it is my peace, it is my joy, it is my strength, it is my confidence, it is my holiness, it is my ministry...being with God, simply being in that quiet face to face space is rewarding. I come out better. Purified! A new thing takes place each time I enter this space. I go to deeper depths and heights unknown to me outside of this quiet place of worship. I silence defeat and know that I am more than a conqueror. I am victorious. I feel like Paul, I am responsible for getting out of chains, bondage and jail. I am equally responsible for entering the upper room, for getting up close and personal with God and I realize He is my EVERYTHING and that without out Him I can do nothing! I am grateful for authentic, true and real encounters with God in, through and by worshipping Him in spirit and in truth that elevate my spirit to a place in Him that is indescribable.
Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for He is holy ~ Psalm 99:5
God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth ~ John 4:24
Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy ~ Psalm 99: 9
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name. Bring an offering and come before Him; worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness ~ 1 Chronicles 16:29
Lord, I thank you for allowing me, someone who at some point considered myself unclean, unholy and unworthy, an opportunity to develop a relationship with you so that I could see me as you see me. Thank you God for loving me so much so that you avail yourself to me. Thank you for speaking to me. Thank you for wiping my tears. Thank you for cleaning and healing my heart. Thank you for renewing my mind. Thank you for strengthening my faith. Thank you for allowing me to come and worship at your throne. Thank you for being loving, kind, gracious, gentle and especially patient with me. Thank you for redeeming me and the time. Thank you for the process of purging and purifying me. I love you Lord and I bless your holy name for you are worthy of all my praise. Receive my authentic and real worship O' Lord my God. Receive my prayers and I thank you for not withdrawing yourself from me. In Christ name I pray, Amen
*NOTE: Sometimes, out of habit we simply come to God with many request but all He wants to hear is our praise for who and what He is to us. Take a moment to reflect on that which you have and then say a prayer of thanksgiving. Let that too, be authentic and real