O God of Perfect Contentment,
We declare You are in need of nothing,
but we need You!
We declare that Your will is perfect,
but our will is selfish and rebellious.
We declare that You are sovereign,
but we only act or pretend that You are sovereign.
We needfully lift the cup of salvation,
to forgive us our sins,
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Yet our salvation depends not upon our righteousness–
it lies only in the righteousness of Christ.
And now, upon faith in the person and work of Your Son, we are positionally righteous;
blameless according to the law,
in fact, perfect law keepers.
You have treated Your Son the way we should have been treated
You have treated us the way Your Son should have been treated.
In Your justice the fullness of your wrath was poured on Your Son;
In Your mercy the fullness of your grace was poured on us.
Now may we respond with heartfelt worship–
worship that is true
worship that is spirit
And to this end may Your Great Name
February 13th, 2011 at 1:50 pm