Open the Grace {Day Fifteen} 40 Gifts for 40 Days

“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭130:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

When we begin to praise,

every part of our journey becomes light—

& the places marked “indefinite”

the trials with no time frame

the trauma with a length marked “undefined”—

these things can’t keep you out of His presence.

There is nothing strong enough to keep you away,

He will move Heaven & earth to get to you—

To bring you to this place.

Here. In the room where healing happens.

Today’s Gift of Grace is a Whole Heart.

Open the Grace {Day Fifteen} 40 Gifts for 40 Days

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭73:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

We want to sit at the back of the room—under the radar.

Lord, let me be invisible,

Unnoticed,

No labels,

No judgment.

But He calls us out. Gives us the courage to stay when we’re looking at the door…

Here in the room where healing happens.

Where off the path is the current journey. Showing up faithful is staying the course.

Here we are—wholehearted.

This is where we realize our heart is whole again.

When we rise up and go to the altar, we find that broken fragment we’ve been walking around with is whole again.

Still living. Still breathing inside us. Still beating to the rhythm of our praise.

So this is where we live now.

Here on the altar.

Giving everything in our world.

Laying down our loved ones, our heartaches, every dream and desire, here at the altar.

Because this is the place we’re made whole.

Lord, we lift up our sisters today, and we come to the altar before You. Thank You, God, that You are so trustworthy. You are so faithful. You are able to take every broken place we have, give us the courage to bring it to You, and You are making our hearts whole again. Thank You for Your presence. We worship You, we love You, we trust You.

On the Altar // UPPERROOM

Published by Nicki Bishop

Inspirational Writer // Arts & Literacy Instructor // Worship Musician

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