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My whole esteem flows from You

Unchanging God –

It has been a beautiful day. I thank You … I praise You … for giving me life, health and energy. I thank You for giving me things to do and people to encourage and love.

Thank You for filling me with purpose and value. My whole esteem flows from You … not from me … but from You. I am valuable. I am valuable because I am created and loved by You.

I’ll never get lost in the millions and billions of people on this planet, Lord. You love me, and nothing can separate me from Your steadfast love. Everywhere I can be, Your power is there.

Every gift … every talent I have comes from You. You have been very generous. Thank You!

You are changing me daily, and I know that I am everything I am because You love me. Thank You for loving me. Thank You for adopting me, Father.

You are God. You are the unchanging God. You are my God. I don’t want any other god. I’m praying through Jesus. Amen.


May our Father create in you a beautiful garden

May our Father … the Gardener … come to you in the cool of the day. May He see your potential … all that you can become … and may His vision of you become a reality. May He lovingly remove the weeds, the hardpan and the rubble. May He amend and cultivate the tired and weary soil of your heart … replacing the compaction and the lifeless clods with a generous infusion of His life-giving blessings … perfectly blended to create a holy and healthy plot of ground … pliable, workable and receptive to the seeds and seedlings that He has anticipated planting there.

May the roots of His planting sink deeply into the reaches of your heart … gathering every spiritual nourishment and the living water that so generously flows when the One Who first dreamed of gardens delights in tending yours. May His resources supply abundant growth to every plant … annual and perennial … large and small … that graces your humble borders.

May His strength be the rock that lies before you … deflecting the heavy rains and the hail. May His love surround your tender growth like a blanket … nurturing each growing talent and gift … and suppressing the germination of every unholy thought … every careless word … and every destructive deed. In His grace, may He skillfully and judiciously pinch and prune each wayward branch and every unruly stem … till they grow strong and hang heavy with abundant, sweet fruit.

May you brighten your little corner of the world and bring great joy to the One Who thought of you … designed you … and daily brings out the very best in you. May you finally understand your purpose. May you rejoice as you feel the value you’ve always dreamed of. May you find your esteem in His smile of satisfaction … His nod of approval … His continual care. May our Father create in you a beautiful garden … where a beautiful garden has never grown before.



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