Good Desire “The desire of the righteous ends only in good…” (Proverbs 11:23)

Good morning Jesus,

I give You praise with this lead pointing to the sheet of blankness, ready to be awakened with words that speak life into the spine of this thick journal. Your morning light softly seeps through our opened window blinds to shower this off-white page that will now be filled with praise. Yet, who can declare Your full praise? And who knows limits to Your glory? Who can understand the power of Your voice of thunder? And You whisper hope into our ears, like Elijah in hiding who heard Your still, small voice. Your whispers are as grand orchestras playing with skill and joy. Who can fathom how You’ve made the sun rise again, caused the breeze to move exactly how it did? Massive mountains are Your Word’s doing, and even the sparrow is not hidden from Your sight. I just want to marvel, bask in it all, Your gracious beauty that even my naked eye can behold, and ear can hear, and hands can hold, and tongue can taste. And make my great delight in You, merciful Dad, forgiving Savior, perfect lover and friend.

Open my eyes, this heart, to see Your inexhaustible wonder again: Your Word. Because I long for more as I taste just some, for Your Word reaches down into the deepest seas of my soul, to bring peace, and light, and joy-filled hope in the face of Christ. Sweeter than my favorite hot chocolate, with caramel drizzles and a salted top, Your words warm my insides, and I feel at home again.

I come by the blood of the One who holds the universe together, who humbled Himself to become the object of Your wrath in the open for all to see … You fulfilled Your justice by crushing Christ for the loveless, to show us true love, enabling us to love You. May I delight in You, then, and consider Your bidding for me to enter into Your holiest of holies with confidence in Christ’s atoning purchase of my soul, as an offer from the King to feast freely at His table of delicacies, with every spiritual blessing already granted to me. May I not take this welcome for granted. “The desire of the righteous ends only in good…” You are my desire, Lord. Satisfy me with Your likeness.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.