You are the great I AM. You are God the Father from whom are all things and for whom I exist. All of creation came from your mind and heart. You are full of mercy, grace, and unfailing love. I was made in your image, inwardly and outwardly. You are my Father, and you have declared me your child. You know everything about me. You are familiar with all my ways. Not even a hair drops on my head that you don't know about. I consider you and call you Abba, Daddy, my Papa. You are a father who gives good gifts, perfectly designed for me. Rather than being distant and angry, you are the complete expression of love. You will never forget me. I am your treasured possession. You are my greatest encourager. You lavish me with love and delight. You lavish me with grace. You love me with an everlasting love. You rejoice over me with singing. You are sometimes speechless in your love for me. You dance over me with shouts of pure joy. You will NEVER, EVER leave me or forsake me, period. You demonstrated your love for me by giving your only begotten Son. Even if I lose my faith (active trust) in you, you will never lose faith (active trust) in me. You delight in me, even as you delight in your Son, Jesus. I am invaluable to you; worth the death of your Holy Son. Make your love my abiding and comfortable home. When I was at my worst, you strategically chose that very moment to demonstrate your delight in me. Nothing can separate me from your love. Father, what do you want to say to my heart?
Close your time of prayer with listening.
One thought in Untying the Knots of your heart is pickling. Untying the Knots of your Heart is a 22 week small group experience to dig into who you are- really, and who God is- really. Just as a cucumber doesn't become a pickle by being dipped into vinegar a few times, so we do not become whole-hearted until we soak and soak and soak in the truths of God's word. I offer this prayer in a first person form from the scriptures gathered from material printed by Aphesis Group, which is the ministry that puts together the curriculum for this class. New classes are starting in January. I would love to tell you more about this experience.