Day 9: In Praise Overflowing

Welcome to Day 9 of 31 Days of Healing Leaves: Awaking Us All to the Glory of God in our Midst.

In honor of all those, in heaven and on earth, who have ever been God’s kindness to me that has led me to repentance. Thank you for your precious encouragement, your truth speaking in love and your humble confessions of sin and Christ’s righteousness for us all. Through His Spirit of truth and grace at work in you, God is growing me up to become His kindness to others.

Colossians 2:7c MSG [my addition]
Let your living [in Jesus] spill over into thanksgiving.

Titus 3:4-6 HCSB
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love
for mankind appeared,
He saved us—
not by works of righteousness that we had done,
but according to His mercy,
through the washing of regeneration
and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
He poured out this Spirit on us abundantly
through Jesus Christ our Savior,

In Praise Overflowing

Hearts divided
In fears and pain
Unseen, unknown
Aching for unity

Swords flare
Not of the Word
But of the flesh
Anger and judgment
I see here rising

And I clamp
On down in fear
Reacting too, not
Stilling to listen
To Your heart here

Father, thank You
For Your loving discipline
For stilling my heart
To stop and listen to
Your heart's uncovering

In gentleness
In firm boundaries
Truth speaking
In love - all
Of us meeting

Your kindness here
To become, the salt
And flame of Your
Word, burning away
All our dross of sin

To reveal the gold
Your heart's beauty
In oil overflowing
In knees bowing low
In incense arising

Your feet
And face
A new heart
In us unveiling

You humble us
To see and know You
To receive kindness
In Your heart for us

In hearts of flesh
Awaking fresh to
Your light of truth
Now undivided in the
Fear of Your Name

In praise overflowing

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