Your Forever Love

For I trust endlessly in you, and I will never stumble, never fall. Your forever-love never fails and holds me firm. (Psalms 21:7 TPT)

Your love is forever
It will never ever fail
Eternally it holds me firm
Secure as Your child

Before I was conceived
You had me in love’s sight
Determined to save me
So we could be as one

Your love is forever
It will never ever fail
Eternally it holds me firm
Secure as Your child

When your son Jesus
Took the road to the cross
It was the joy of my salvation
That made it worth His cost

Your love is forever
It will never ever fail
Eternally it holds me firm
Secure as Your child

From the day I was conceived
You have sung over me
Songs of love and joy
As a proud father does

Your love is forever
It will never ever fail
Eternally it holds me firm
Secure as Your child

And when I gave my life to Jesus
Accepted him as Lord and saviour
You lovingly sealed me as yours
Living in me through your Spirit

Your love is forever
It will never ever fail
Eternally it holds me firm
Secure as Your child

Now as I go through life
Your love is present with me always
My anchor and my hiding place
My dearest treasure and greatest joy

Your love is forever
It will never ever fail
Eternally it holds me firm
Secure as Your child

Jesus Is My Answer

Jesus:
I know what it’s like
To be betrayed
For 30 pieces of silver
Judas gave my love away

I know what it’s like
To be bound and put in chains
To have my ministry rejected
By violence and hate

I know what it’s like
To be wrongfully accused
When those who should’ve loved me
Condemned me anyway

I know what it’s like
To be abandoned by your friends
To face false charges laid
With no defender by your side

I know what it’s like
With innocence proclaimed
To be chosen by the crowd
And crucified by their hate

I know what it’s like
To be beaten and whipped
Till your flesh is falling off
And all you want is the end

I know what it’s like
To be nailed onto a cross
Tortured to death
Though you’ve done nothing wrong

I know what it’s like
To be jeered at and abused
To have your love rejected
with the harshest of words

I know what it’s like
To die and go to hell
To take the damage and the burden
Of the sins of the world

I did it all for you my love
So you could walk free
From ALL the ravages of sin
Knowing they had died with me

I gave you a new life
That’s whole and holy just like mine
Full of everlasting love
Full of resurrection power

So lay your burdens down
Your hurts and wounded pride
In the grave I have provided
I have purchased them, they’re mine

Then go and live in the glory
of heaven come to earth
My beloved child
Embrace your rebirth

You are here by my side
At the right hand of God
With my glory, power and love
Your home today and eternally.

 

Psalm 139:1-18 Meditation

Psalms 139:1-18 NLT

O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.
The very centre of my being
In my heart of hearts
You know my thoughts and feelings
My beliefs and doubts
All I do and say
Is fully in Your view
Tomorrow and yesterday
All is known by You

You know when I sit down or stand up.
If I’m walking and talking
Or silently thinking
Scratching or sneezing
Crying or laughing
You see every move
Know what is happening
When a single hair falls
It is You who is counting

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
All of my thoughts
Even deep within my heart
Are known to You even
When it feels like we’re apart
No place or distance
Can deafen Your ears
To the cries of my heart
The joys and the fears.

You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.
There is nowhere I can go
No place to stop and stay
Where Your eyes do not see me
See me work and play.
When the journey’s long and hard
You are counting the cost
When I rest in Your love
You replenish what I’ve lost.

You know everything I do.
From cleaning my teeth
And putting on my shoes
To serve paupers or kings
You see all that I do.
Hidden or with crowds
You know where I stand
And who is by my side
And what is in my hand.

You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD.
The words I am thinking
Before I speak them out
Are known to You
I do not need to shout
Blessings or curses
You see them all
Speak kind and gentle words
That is Your call

You go before me and follow me.
Every challenge
Every day
You go before me
Make the way
And as I leave the scene
You are my rearguard cover
My hiding place, my shield
My fortress and my lover

You place your hand of blessing on my head.
The touch of Your hand
Reminds me I’m Your child
You shower me with blessings
Like a much loved son
I feel Your hand of grace
I feel Your hand of mercy
Your touch upon my face
Is my heart’s bounty

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!
The knowledge of Your love
That You trust to my command
Is more precious than diamonds
More than I can understand
You know all my frailties
You catch me when I fall
Your love is never ending
Heavenly Father, my all in all.

I can never escape from your Spirit!
From the well You put within me
Your Spirit flows out
To my body, soul and spirit
He gives Your eternal life.
And as He moves around me
To wrap me in Your love
He binds me ever closer for
Of You I’m now a part

I can never get away from your presence!
There is no time or distance
No darkness or light
That can take me from Your Presence
Now I’m one with Your heart
No power in earth and heaven
can send You away
Your Spirit binds me to You,
every day.

If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there.
I can go up to heaven
By Your side, at Your throne
Your Presence and Your Glory
Everywhere is shone
In the darkness of death
You are my shining light
My life and love, You’re with me
Through the darkest night

If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.
I cannot move so fast
Nor travel so far
That I leave You behind
For of me You are a part
Wherever I go
You gently steer my course
Your strength undergirding
Your power my resource

I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night— but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
There is no darkness
That could hide me from you
Even in the darkest night
Your love comes shining through
I cannot escape
The brilliance of Your face
That sees with eyes of love
And says You are my hiding place

To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.
The brilliance of Your love
Lights every place
Darkness cannot stand
Against the Glory of Your face
Your laughter lights the heavens
Your joy floods the earth
The passion in Your Presence
Gives darkness no berth

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
My bones my organs
My muscles my soul
You formed each part
You made me whole
You smiled and sang
With joy You rang
Your touch, Your breath
And my life began

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Body and spirit
Heart and soul,
Hands and feet
To till the soil
Eyes to see
And a nose to smell
Ears to hear
And touch that I feel
A mind to think
A mouth to talk
Your praises I sing
For Your magnificent work!

Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
The pattern of skin
The structure of cells
The colour of eyes
Hair straight or in curls
The sweetness of honey
The singing which swells
The warmth of a smile
Show off Your skills

You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
When others were blind
To who I would be
In the darkness You saw
The child that was me
You watched and You guarded
My life in the womb
Until I came forth
Ready to bloom

You saw me before I was born.
Before I was born
Or even conceived
You had me planned
And Your plans succeed
So even as an embryo
Your eyes were on me
To be sure I would grow
With loving certainty

Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
So we’ll do you know me
So inside out
You know all of my choices
All of my doubts
All I will say
And all I will do
You had recorded
Because You knew

Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
You had me planned
And You knew what You’d get
My life You could see
From beginning to end
Your child in the planning
Your child by choice
Your love never ending
Over me You rejoice

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
Each thought of You for me
Is more than diamonds or gold
They give life and health and joy
Their value is untold
That You would think of me
Pierces my heart
Your loving kindness flows
In each word You impart

They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!
So vast Your sum of thoughts
Just about me
They shine like the grains
Of sand beside the sea
Not one thought or a few
But many, many, many
To You I am that precious
Loved for eternity

And when I wake up, you are still with me!”
God is with me, God within me,
God behind me, God before me,
God beside me, God to win me,
God to comfort and restore me,
God beneath me, God above me,
God in quiet, God in danger,
God in hearts of all that love me,
God in mouth of friend and stranger.

Jesus Is My Lover

Jesus:

My love for you is always patient with you

My love for you is always kind to you

My love for you is not about possessing or controlling you

My love is never rude to or about you

My love for you is not demanding anything of you

My love for you is not irritable with you

And My love for you keeps no record of Me being wronged by you

My love for you grieves about injustices done to you

My love for you rejoices whenever the Truth wins out in and for you

My love for you never gives up on you

My love for you never loses faith in you

My love for you is always hopeful for you

My love for you endures through every circumstance with you

And My love for you will last forever!

                          (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

Jesus Declaration Over You

Jesus:

Every mistake, Every sin You have ever made is now Mine and the burden for it, the responsibility for it, belongs to Me. I purchased the right to it from the cross. I paid for the right to exchange it for My eternal life, My eternal love, and My kingdom blessings. 

Every mistake, every sin, whether Yours or someone else’s that has hurt or hindered you or others is now Mine and the burden for it belongs to Me. I purchased them all on the cross. I paid for the right to exchange them for My eternal life, My eternal love and the eternal blessings of being a child of God. 

I am Your justice, I have paid all your debts, given back more than you or they ever lost. 

I am your advocate and I say you are now innocent. 

I am your Judge and My verdict is, “Not guilty!”

You are My joy, My desire, the love of My life! 

All that I am and have I have given to you. Everything that is negative you have ever been part of, all the hurt, pain, anger, frustration, rejection, fear, shame, violence, abuse, illness, persecution, etc. it all belongs to Me now. 

Justice has been done, the penalty paid so let it all die with Me on the cross. 

Pick up My love gifts for you, My love, joy, peace, healing, patience, kindness, goodness, and self-control. Enjoy them!

Live in the arms of your new long family, Papa God, Holy Spirit and Me, your brother Jesus.

Be clothed, filled with us and Our love for you – it is Our Presence in and around you that guarantees you are whole and holy, loved and valued. You are Our joy, Our delight, a treasured member of Our family.

Invitation to Healing

Jesus:
From the very beginning of My public ministry
As I taught of the kingdom of God
I also healed every disease
Of those who came for healing to me
Epileptics, paralytics and the demon tormented
I healed them all, set them all free

My words carry great authority
Such as this world has never seen
My kingdom’s reign, My kingdom’s rule
Brings health and healing to body and soul

A leper approached, worshipped Me
Saying “You have the power to heal”
But as he doubted I would want to heal him
To reassure him I touched him personally
“Of course I want to heal you – be healed!”
And of his sickness the man was freed

My words carry great authority
Such as this world has never seen
My kingdom’s reign, My kingdom’s rule
Brings health and healing to body and soul

A Roman officer saw My authority
And he came to ask Me for healing
For his son lying sick and paralysed at home
‘Just command his healing and it will be done’
Was the faith he put in Me
My agreement with him healed his son of disease

My words carry great authority
Such as this world has never seen
My kingdom’s reign, My kingdom’s rule
Brings health and healing to body and soul

Peter’s Mother-in-law had a fever
Which was healed by one touch from Me
People flocked to her house that evening
Seeking demon torment release
And healing for sickness too
One word of healing spoken to each
Released them from their torment

Healed them all, set them free
My Presence carries great authority
Such as this world has never seen
My kingdom’s reign, My kingdom’s rule
Brings health and healing to body and soul

I have come into your life
To live in you as you live in Me
I’ve come to bring My kingdom to you
With all it’s health and healing power
I want to heal you, body and soul
My touch to experience for eternity
My words of healing I speak to you
Be healed My love, I command it for you!

Me:
Lord I bow before Your authority
I receive Your Kingdom, Your Presence in me
I receive Your words of power
That command healing and freedom for me
I know that You have paid the cost
To make me Yours, Your kingdom child
And I rejoice in Your resurrection power
That heals and saves me, body and soul. 

Freedom Prayers

From the Biblical account of Adam and Eve’s fall into sin in Genesis 3, we can see that sin (rejecting God’s ways) damages us emotionally and spiritually, damages others in the same way, and damages our relationships with each other and God.

Jesus died to free us from that damage and that is what these prayers are about.

FREEDOM PRAYERS

Romans 8:12-14 (NLT) “Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. 13 For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.”

Freedom Prayer 1

Lord Jesus I ask you to be obviously present to me now. 

Lord I ask that by the power of Your blood and Your death on the cross I be freed from captivity to the sins of others. 

I ask that you cleanse me from all the sins that have been done against me so they no longer have power over me. 

I nail to Your cross all the negative words that have been spoken against me, all the negative thoughts they have had of me and all the physical ways other people have hurt me.

I ask that you cleanse me from all the sins that they have done against me so it no longer has power over me. 

Wash all those things away from me with Your blood so that they are powerless to control me any more.

(Allow time here for the Holy Spirit to bring to mind any specific things He wants to deal with and repeat the above as seems appropriate for what He brings to mind).

e.g. Irritated; Harsh or hard; Bitter; Resentful; Impatience; Selfishness; Uncontrolled, Addicted; Being mean; Fickle or unreliable; Perfectionist, Religious.

Holy Spirit from the well of Your Presence in me, pour out Your Resurrection healing power into me to heal those sin damaged places in me. Fill those places with Your powerful eternal life. Be my double compensation for the losses I have received.

Show me the new, whole, clean and Godly spirit and heart/soul You have planted in me and teach me to live from that. Glorify Jesus in me now and always.

Every hindrance becomes an advantage instead
Irritated – Harsh or hard – gentleness
Bitter – grateful
Resentful – content
Impatient – patience
Selfishness – goodness, selflessness
Uncontrolled, addicted – self-control
Being mean – moving in the goodness of God
Fickle or unreliable – faithful
Perfectionist, religious – gracefull

“So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.” Romans 8:28 tPt

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Galatians 5:22-23 NLT

Freedom Prayer 2

Lord Jesus I ask you to be obviously present to me now. 

Lord I ask that by the power of Your blood and Your death on the cross I and others be freed from captivity to my sin. 

I ask that you cleanse me and others from all the sins that I have done against others so they no longer have power over me or them. 

I nail to Your cross all the negative words that I have spoken against anyone, all the negative thoughts I have had of anyone and all the physical ways I have sinned against anyone.

I ask that you cleanse us all from all the sins that I have done so they no longer have power over us. 

Wash all those things away from us with Your blood so that they are powerless to control us any more. 

(Allow time here for the Holy Spirit to bring to mind any specific things He wants to deal with and repeat the above as seems appropriate for what He brings to mind).

Holy Spirit pour out Your Healing Presence on all those I have sinned against and heal the damage I have done. Glorify Jesus in them.

Holy Spirit from the well of Your Presence in me, pour out Your Resurrection healing power into me to heal those sin damaged places in me. Fill those places with Your powerful eternal life. Be our double compensation for the losses we have received.

Show me the new, whole, clean and Godly spirit and heart/soul You have planted in me and teach me to live from that. Glorify Jesus in me now and always.

Freedom Prayer 3

Lord Jesus I ask you to be obviously present to me now. 

Lord I ask that the power of Your death and resurrection work in me now to enable me to forgive ……………………………………(name of person) for ……………………………………… (the ways they have hurt you). In Your Name and because You have paid the price for their sin too,  I announce they are forgiven. Thank You Lord, Amen.

Biblical References for freedom prayers:

Psalm 107:20; Job 42:10; Jeremiah 31:33; Ezekiel 36:26; Isaiah 53:4-6; Matthew 8:16-17; Luke 10:1, 17-20; 13:10-15; John 3:5-6, 16; 5:21; 12:31-32; 17:3, 20-23; Acts 11:15-18; 15:9; Romans 1:21; 2:29; 3:22-24; 5:5,17, 21; 6:4-5, 14, 22; 8:2, 5-8, 10-17; 16:20; 1 Corinthians 1:18, 30; 3:17; 6:11, 14; 2 Corinthians 3:3, 6, 14, 17-18; 4:4, 16; 5:14-17; 10:4; 12:9; Galatians 3:13; 4:5-7; 5:22-24; 6:8,14; Ephesians 1:4-5, 7, 13-14, 19-20, 23; 2:5, 10, 13-16; 3:19; 4:17-18, 20-24; 5:8-9; Philippians 3:12-14; Colossians 1:19-20, 22; 2:9,12; 3:1, 3, 9-10; 1 Timothy 6:5; Hebrews 8:10; 9:11-14, 28; 10:10, 12-18, 22; 12:23; Titus 1:15; 2:14; 3:5; 1 Peter 1:2, 21-23; 2:24; 2 Peter 1:3-4; 1 John 1:7; 2:2, 20, 27; 3:8; 4:4, 9; 5:1, 11-12; James 1:3-4; 5:14-15.

Favour that produces vengeance. Every curse against you you can turn into a prophesy for good. Every evil purpose becomes an opposite blessing. Every area of defeat God will turn into a victory! For everything against you He’ll give you a promise for the exact opposite. As you partner with God he will move you from measure to fullness because everything will be useful for your growth and development. God will do more than you can ask or think.

Instead of
Fear – courage
Anxious – confident
Timidity – bravery
Nervous –  totally unafraid
Distressed –  lionhearted
Abandoned, Rejected – One in Christ
Intimidated –  bold
Bound up –  free
Unbelief. –  faith
Compliant towards the enemy – assertive towards the enemy
Procrastination – energy to do something now
Negativity – enthusiastic
Cynical – optimist
Immorality and sin – righteousness
Shame -holiness
Critical, Abusiveness – kindness
Hate – love
Tiredness, Depression – joy
Angry, stressed – peace
Agitated – peaceful
Hating yourself – love yourself
Misery and sadness – joy of the Lord
Sickness -health
Praise instead of despair.

“In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago. They will revive them, though they have been deserted for many generations.
Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. “For I, the LORD, love justice. I hate robbery and wrongdoing. I will faithfully reward my people for their suffering and make an everlasting covenant with them.
I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding or a bride with her jewels. The Sovereign LORD will show his justice to the nations of the world. Everyone will praise him! His righteousness will be like a garden in early spring, with plants springing up everywhere.” Isaiah 61:1-4, 7-8, 10-11 NLT

“For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.” Galatians 3:26-27 NLT

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Galatians 5:22-23 NLT

So daily as you run into difficulties, declare the negatives in your life as dead on the cross with Jesus and thanking Him for the compensation He is giving you, particularly the love, joy, and peace He is gifting you with. It is challenging, sometimes very challenging to trust God to make everything right. The results are not always immediate but the rewards will make the effort very worthwhile.

Why forgive?

Holding on to the hurt or offense, waiting for human justice, remorse, apology or even an opportunity for revenge keeps us tied to the person who hurt/offended us and we remain a victim of their behavior.

How can we forgive?

God says Jesus’ death on the cross is sufficient punishment for everyone’s sin. 

So if we choose to come into agreement with God, then Jesus has already taken the punishment for the hurt or offense that has been inflicted on us. He was crucified for their sin as well as ours. Jesus has paid for the right to own our bitterness, our offense, our hurt, our desire for revenge and judgement. He has paid to set all the captives free!

So we can give our offense and hurts to Jesus and receive in their place His love, healing and forgiveness flowing through us to set us free from the people who hurt/offended us. Ask Jesus to pour out on you the compensation for your hurts, the healing and blessings for which He paid so dearly. Let Him do the work of forgiveness in you and for you. Let your hurts and offenses die with Jesus on the cross and receive the fullness of His powerful eternal life to fill all those places of hurt with His healing Presence and love. Look for the compensation Jesus has already paid to give you.

Jesus himself claimed this exchange ministry (Luke 4:16-21)

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the LORD’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies. To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago. They will revive them, though they have been deserted for many generations.

Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. “For I, the LORD, love justice. I hate robbery and wrongdoing. I will faithfully reward my people for their suffering and make an everlasting covenant with them.

I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding or a bride with her jewels. The Sovereign LORD will show his justice to the nations of the world. Everyone will praise him! His righteousness will be like a garden in early spring, with plants springing up everywhere.”

Isaiah 61:1-4, 7-8, 10-11 NLT

Please note this is about our heart attitudes NOT a comment on whether legal action is necessary. The circumstances may require legal action to protect people but human justice does not heal the damaged heart.

New for old:

God says Jesus’ death on the cross is to exchange our old life for a new one overflowing with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control.

So if we choose to come into agreement with God, then Jesus has already killed our old life which was subject to negatives like loneliness, illness, grief, fear, pride, unbelief, hurt etc. on the cross. He was crucified so all that was negative in our lives could die with Him. Jesus has paid for the right to own all the negative stuff in our lives. He has paid to set all the captives free!

So we can give our griefs, problems and hurts to Jesus and receive in their place His love, healing and forgiveness flowing through us to set us free. Because while whatever caused the negative things we experience may be very real, it is our response to them that binds us to them or sets us free. And Jesus died to give us a new response. So we can come into agreement with Him and declare all those negatives are now dead, powerless against us because they died with Jesus on the cross. Then we can declare we will receive from Jesus the compensation for these negative things, the healing and blessings for which He paid so dearly. Let Him do the work of transformation in you and for you. Let your negative experiences die with Jesus on the cross and receive the fullness of His powerful eternal life to fill all those places of loss with His healing Presence and love. Look for the compensation Jesus has already paid to give you.

Jesus himself claimed this exchange ministry (Luke 4:16-21)

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the LORD’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies. To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive

Jesus declares to you:

Every mistake, Every sin You have ever made is now Mine and the burden for it, the responsibility for it, belongs to Me. I purchased the right to it from the cross. I paid for the right to exchange it for My eternal life, My eternal love, and My kingdom blessings.

Every mistake, every sin, whether Yours or someone else’s that has hurt or hindered you or others is now Mine and the burden for it belongs to Me. I purchased them all on the cross. I paid for the right to exchange them for My eternal life, My eternal love and the eternal blessings of being a child of God.

I am Your justice, I have paid all your debts, given back more than you or they ever lost.

I am your advocate and I say you are now innocent.

I am your Judge and My verdict is, “Not guilty!”

You are My joy, My desire, the love of My life!

All that I am and have I have given to you. Everything that is negative you have ever been part of, all the hurt, pain, anger, frustration, rejection, fear, shame, violence, abuse, illness, persecution, etc. it all belongs to Me now.

Justice has been done, the penalty paid so let it all die with Me on the cross.

Pick up My love gifts for you, My love, joy, peace, healing, patience, kindness, goodness, and self-control. Enjoy them!

Live in the arms of your new long family, Papa God, Holy Spirit and Me, your brother Jesus.

Be clothed, filled with us and Our love for you – it is Our Presence in and around you that guarantees you are whole and holy, loved and valued. You are Our joy, Our delight, a treasured member of Our family.