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Without Excuse
by Joyce Poet
09/21/06
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Father,

My heart would fail me were it not for Your love. I would lay down and die without Your mercy. Your rod and staff do truly comfort me. I see my weaknesses and my failures in the Light of Your presence and I wonder why You do not utterly forsake me. But You promised not to. And You can’t lie. So You keep bringing me back here, back to this place where Your mercy is revealed to me in its fullness.

You never fail me. You never fail me, even when I terribly fail You. The power of Your forgiveness creates a longing in me, a thirst for You, a love for You that nothing but Your presence can satiate. And You show up. It makes no sense to my carnal mind, that You would show up so wonderfully when I am at my weakest. But that’s who You are, my strength in weakness, my joy, my song. I am overwhelmed by Your love for me. Your faithfulness endures, even when mine fails.

Thank You, Father, for loving me despite me. What a wonder You are to me. You are my greatest desire, the deepest desire of my heart. Stay near to me, Father. Let me not wander far from You. Comforter, let me always, always take comfort in knowing You are near. I deserve nothing from You, Father, and yet, You call Yourself my exceedingly great reward. I am rewarded whether I deserve to be rewarded or not. What a wonder You truly are!

What am I without You? What do I have without You? Creation testifies of You. But what good is creation to me if I cannot see Your splendor everywhere I look? But I DO see, and it leaves me without excuse. The Spirit of prophecy testifies of You. But what good is a prophetic word to me if I can’t hear You in it? But I DO hear, and it also leaves me without excuse!

Open my eyes and my ears, no matter what You choose to reveal to me, whether it is a promise, a comforting Word of peace, or a strict Word for my correction. Though I am without excuse, let me be cleansable and not too stubborn and stiff-necked to accept that cleansing. Create in me a right spirit, a heart pleasing to You. Nothing else matters to me, Father, but that You are pleased with me. My heart aches to be right with You. You are everything I need.

Thank You, Father, for this day, a day of communion with You, a day of fellowship and intimacy with You. I would give all that I have, every good thing I know, just to dwell in Your presence, to rest forever here, under the shadow of Your wings.

I love You, Father. I love You more than anything. I love You more than life. You ARE life. And life is nothing without You in it. I stand amazed that You loved me enough to lay Yours down. I want to be with You, where You are. Thank You for being here with me. Thank You for rescuing me from a pool of my own blood. Thank You for picking me up and carrying me when I couldn’t walk. Thank You for adopting me and being my Father. Thank You for loving me, even when I am unlovable.

Thank You, Father, for being You. All honor to You. All praises to You. All blessings and glory to You.
© Joyce Pool

Revelation 19:10-11 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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jared broach 23 Sep 2006
Even when i'm unlov-able. Even when un-love is all around; able is somewhere near. Time and faith in Jesus lets me know its not only our time to move in the power of God. But time itself must be escaped by us as we move into God time to TAKE whats ours.
MIRIAM JACOB 22 Sep 2006
"I love You, Father. I love You more than anything. I love You more than life. You ARE life. And life is nothing without You in it." Precious, anointed words! Thank you, Treava, for saying what we all feel. God bless, Miriam.
Mitzi Busby 22 Sep 2006
Treava, This really blessed my socks off. Thank you. I wholeheartedly agree.
Christian Coutts 22 Sep 2006
Simply amazing!!! What a wonderful testimony. This blessed me deeply and echoes my life completely. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article. God bless.




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