Context: Yesterday I had breakfast in bed, followed by a very quiet morning, as the day before had included a migraine. Then, in the afternoon, my family took me to Wicken Fen, one of my favourite places in the UK. Wicken is a very “thin” place, where God whispers from the reed beds, stirs the water, and walks beneath the trees. For me, it represents the Garden of Eden. I’ve enjoyed many visits over the years, so being there brought back memories from when I was able to cycle, walk for miles, and explore freely. I thought my physical limitations might make me feel sad, but in fact I experienced no regrets. I’m getting old, and God is all I need now, as today’s prayer describes:
I will come to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy.
(Psalm 43:4; CSB).
1. You are my worship,
And my joy,
2. My Teacher,
And my creed;
3. My suffering, my test,
My way –
4. My God:
You’re all I need.
My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.
(2 Corinthians 12:9; NLT).
The LORD is my shepherd;
I have all that I need (Psalm 23:1; NLT).
1. Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live. There I will go to the altar of God, to God – the source of all my joy (Psalm 43:3-4; NLT).
2. You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am (John 13:13; NLT).
Jesus is ‘the stone rejected by the builders which has become the cornerstone.’ There is no salvation in anyone else, for there is no other name under heaven given to the human race by which we must be saved (Acts 4:11-12; TIB).
3. If we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering (Romans 8:17; NLT).
The LORD your God is testing you to see if you truly love him with all your heart and soul (Deuteronomy 13:3; NLT).
Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:7; NLT).
4. You are my God! (Psalm 31:14; NLT).