Lord, only You can lift up my chin. Only You can remove the shadows haunting my downcast soul. It is necessary to be aware of my iniquity and the defiled state of my heart. But it is no longer required for me to dwell within its boundaries. For You have led me to freedom. Jesus, my Good Shepherd, You have helped me cross over from darkness to light. Let me not linger in the shadows of what was when I can now rest in the radiance of what is. There is no reason for a downcast soul when Your love, Your life, has imputed righteousness to those who put their faith in You. The cross has completed what I could not accomplish. By Your wounds, I have been made clean. So now my soul rejoices amidst the sorrow of daily living. My weakness no longer hinders me because there is strength in You. My heart no longer languishes because You, my Savior, have set my gaze on the horizon of eternal grace. May my countenance be more reflective of who I am in You, Lord, instead of who I was in this world. There is no shadow large enough to eclipse the light of Your love and the radiance of eternal grace. So I lift up my eyes to keep them fixed on Your beauty, Lord God, forgetting all that I used to be. Under the Word of truth put forth in 1 Corinthians 10:21 and the authority of Christ, the King, I bow before the altar of my God in prayer.
You can’t both drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You can’t both partake of the table of the Lord and of the table of demons.
1 Corinthians 10:21, WEB
Thank you for leading us to freedom