Because Of Who You Are, I Am

Praise God through Scripture reading.

This worship reading reflects on who God is and who God has said we are as believers. Assign one person to read every other paragraph, the ones that describe who God is. Assign several other people to read the other paragraphs that describe who we are in Christ.

You are my God, and I will give you thanks. I will give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good. Your perfect love endures forever. Psalm 118

Humbly, I am the recipient of your perfect love. I am the beloved. You came to earth that I might have life and have it abundantly. I am loved.

You, O Lord are the God of Gods and the Lord of Lords, the great and mighty God. You are awesome to all … You dole out justice for the fatherless and the widow who is lonely and afraid. You love those who have no place to call their own. You will meet their needs in every way. Your heart weeps for the hurting and relentlessly you draw them to yourself. Deut 10:17-18

I am an heir to your kingdom. I have been adopted into your family and now I can call you, Abba, Daddy. I find such comfort in your arms. Sometimes I am fearful and you gift me with courage. Sometimes I am anxious and with a smile you calm my spirit. Sometimes I am hurting and with a gentle touch you wipe away my tears.

And from the rising of the burning sun to its setting in the cool of the evening Your name will be praised. Who is like you, O Lord our God? Psalm 113:3 As for You, O God, Your way is perfect. Your word is proven. Psalm 18:30

By your word of forgiveness I have been redeemed. I am no longer held in bondage to the ways of this world. But I am free; there is now no condemnation because of your gift. I come boldly to You Father even as you sit in the throne room. And there, because of the blood of Jesus Christ, you no longer see a wretch consumed with selfish agendas but an overcomer justified and perfect in your sight.

It is good to give thanks to You, Lord, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High. I will declare Your loving kindness in the morning and I will tell of your faithfulness in the evening. Psalm 92:1-2 Your love for me is never far from my mind and I cannot be quiet.

Because of your passion for me, O God, I am being changed. By your stripes I am healed. My once bleeding wounds are now but scars and faded memories. By your sacrifice I am being transformed. I believe in you and with my whole heart I trust in Your perfect ways. There was a time I felt defeated and desperate. But, now I know that through Christ I can do all things. I am more than a conqueror.

Your love, God, is my song, and I'll sing it! My lips cannot fall silent. I will forever speak of how faithful you are. I'll never quit telling the story of your love-Psalm 89:1-2

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