Friday, July 7, 2006
(21 years old; studying abroad in China)
Jesus, I love You. I love You so much! Today I have been reminded of the great call You have placed on my life. And what is this call? Nothing less than a life lived in complete surrender and reckless abandon to You! I was reminded today of the times You spoke to me when I was a child. Even then, You chose me and placed a seal on my head, marking me with a special purpose. You spoke to me as a teenager, asking if I would stand when the turbulent days come…my heart cried then and even now…Yes, Lord! Yes, I will stand! I feel no fear…I only feel excitement because I know You have chosen me and claimed me and called me for such a time as this! Whatever lies ahead, Lord, I am secure and full of joy, for my hope and life lie completely in You, my Loving King! Your name is greatly to be praised, and I want to honor You with every heartbeat of my existence.
Continue to draw me close. Any little bit of separation from You is my soul’s agony. Come and know me as I come and know You. I am desperate for You, and I’m lost without You. You are my everything.
Continue to guide my steps. You are the most trustworthy leader. I don’t want to do a single thing outside of Your plan. As my hero, K, told me last week, O Lord, let me be so close to You that I can see the very movements of Your eyes, telling me where to go and what to do next. I praise You for I am Yours.
I love You, Lord! Use this life in whatever way You will. I am completely and totally YOURS!