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Here am I Lord; I come to do your will

 Psalm: 40-“I have waited, waited for the Lord, and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.”

As I reflect on this scripture verse, it brings me back to a time when by the grace of God I made my way back to my Catholic faith after many years of “doing my on thing.” I was raised Catholic and I am so grateful to my parents and the religious sisters who laid a good and solid Catholic foundation for me. As I sat in the pew listening to the song, Here I am Lord the sun was shining through the beautiful stained glass window and seemed to be shining directly on me. It had been a number of years since I had attended Mass. But by God's grace and my willingness to respond to that grace, I felt like God was whispering to me in the words of that song. I silently whispered, “Here I am Lord I only want to do your will. Use me however you want to. I surrender my life to you this day. Jesus you are my Lord and my savior.”  My God stooped toward me that day and heard the cry of my heart. Even though that was many years ago, that little prayer of surrender is written on my heart and my life has never been the same. Through many difficult valleys and mountain top experiences, I suit up and show up for whatever God has planned for me this day.

It doesn't matter how far we have strayed away from God, he continues to call us to his merciful heart.

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21.06 | 13:10

So true.

28.02 | 07:56

Yes -- be quiet and listen.

14.02 | 12:50

Well said

13.02 | 19:05

Not so easy.

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