You are righteous in all Your ways. You see all my afflictions, not one escapes Your sight. You hear all my cries and bottle my tears, in you I will trust and shall not fear.
You performed signs and wonders in Moses’ time, and continue doing so this present day. You know how I act and will act in the future, help me to live uprightly for your name’s sake. You divided the Red Sea and made a way for Your people of that day. I am confident that my God will make a way for me as well. You speak to me through your Holy Word; which is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
You gave me commandments to follow. The greatest of all is; I shall love the Lord thy God with all my strength, with all my heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul.
You worked through your servant Moses, and continue to work your will through your servant Cheri (or enter your name here_________________) for Your glory and honor. You provided for them in the wilderness, and still faithfully provide for me. My trust and faith are in you, the One and Only True God.
You have brought forth water from a rock to quench your peoples’ thirst; you are the Living Water of my life, without your fresh supply I’d shrivel up and surely die. May I drink from your Word, which is a steady stream of your lifeline flowing through my spiritual veins and giving me the nutrients I need.
You told them to enter, in order to possess the land in which you swore to them; You sacrificed your one & only Son ~Jesus Christ, for me. So I could ask him to be the Lord of my life and enter in His Promise Land called the Kingdom of Heaven that is awaiting me. You did not withhold your goodness in the midst of the people acting arrogantly towards you. You are a God of forgiveness. Such grace and compassion are so far beyond my finite mind that I cannot even begin to think or imagine its depth.
You are slow to anger and abounding in loving kindness. Though the people were arrogant, not remembering your wondrous deeds and being a stubborn people not listening to your commandments, You did not forsake them! When I have acted in a similar manner as a rebellious child, You Heavenly Father did not forsake me, but instead reached out in full genuine mercy and your goodness so that I would be provoked to repentance and turn back to you.
You are with your people always. You did not forsake them when they committed great blasphemies. You in your great compassion did not forsake them in the wilderness, nor did the pillar of cloud by day leave them, nor the pillar of fire by night to light for them the way in which they should go. You have been Forever Faithful in your love towards me when I have committed great blasphemies against you. You took me back when I cried out in repentance unto you and turned from my wicked ways. You have never abandoned me in the “wilderness moments” of my life. You were there, shining through the Lighthouse of your Word guiding my way unto the path of righteousness, revealing each step along the way. You never did leave my side, but are my Ever Faithful Guide.
O’ Gracious Merciful God, You have given your good Spirit to lead and instruct us through the wilderness then and now.
Your manna you did not withhold from their mouth; You are my Provider all of my days. You gave them water for their thirst. O’ Father you are, the Living Water which quenches my weary soul. Forty years you provided for them in the wilderness and they Were Not In Want. Their clothes did not wear out, nor did their feet swell. I Am Not In Want, and you have extended the length of my own clothes and provided a wardrobe of abundance of which I have been fortunate enough to help clothe those whom have been in need with your Providing Hand.
So many times my life was like that of Ezra’s prayer. I was a stubborn child not remembering the wondrous works of my Lord and His continued faithfulness. I wasn’t following the Commandments; I grumbled, complained, and was a disobedient, rebellious child. But… Praise be to God Most High, that His compassion and mercy for me are so great, that He does not make an end to me, or forsake and treat me as my sins deserve. What a God, that He would even say, “he calls me one of His own.”
My God is continually faithful and does not waver. I can lean on Him and believe His strong right arm will pull me out of any pit and deliver me. My God who is full of divine greatness keeps His covenant with me and extends his loving kindness.
When I’ve cried to You again and again, out of your great compassion towards me, You hear me from Heaven. Many times you rescued me according to your great love, and admonished me in order to turn me back to you and follow your Holy Ways. You bore with me for many years even though I had turned a stubborn shoulder and stiffened my neck and would not listen or give ear to You. You have such an amazing, unfathomable patience towards me, I can’t even begin to understand the thought of that with my carnal mind. You have dealt faithfully with me when I have acted wickedly, for you are Justice and Mercy. Only You can balance these two fairly.
Oh, Let my heart and eyes stay focused on obeying my Savior, Christ Jesus, and living out His will which He has laid out before me like a pathway made of stone. He holds each detail of my life and the activity of my days within His hands. He sets each stone in place for me along this journey called life. As I take each step in faith toward living my best for Him, I will gaze over my shoulder and see he was molding and fitting me to be crafted more into His likeness all along the way.
May I take confidence in knowing that El, El Yon, God Most High, is in sovereign control of all things and works everything in accordance with His will shall surely bring me out victoriously through any trial or temptation that I face. He knows the end result regarding each of them. May I obey, trust and wholeheartedly believe.
I can hope in Christ Jesus, for he is my Living Hope. I can trust in my Strong Tower. I can believe the best, and love others regardless of what they have done to me, cause I choose to see them through my Loving Savior’s Eyes. I can go forth victoriously in Christ Jesus, because I know what the Bible says regarding the enemy and his destiny! I can continue pressing forward knowing that God will work All things together for good. He is faithful to His Word and forgets none of His promises.
When I have taken 10 steps backwards, He encourages me to reach for those things which are ahead, forgetting those things which are behind. With conviction and love in His eyes he beckons me to come back to Him once again.
I can be confident that He who began a good work in me will carry it out on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. The Lord is faithful to finish that which He begins. I can rejoice always, giving thanks, and praising my God that I will dwell forever with Him in eternity and nothing, no nothing can separate me from my Heavenly Father’s Love.
You are the Lord of My Salvation
Jehovah is Your Name!
Cheri M. Glesener
(Reflecting through my life and seeing God’s Sovereign Hand upon it)
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Thanks for sharing Your Faith and heart so Beautifully!!!
You surely have a close walk with our Saviour!! The Beauty of Christ shines in your words towards Him and His Faithfulness and Love towards you!!!
Beautiful anointed moving piece!!!
In Christ Jesus,