A Noble Stirring…

“My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king;… Listen, O daughter, consider and give ear; Forget your people and your father’s house. The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is you lord.” (Psalm 45:1, 10-11)
 What will you say to your King today? How will you honor him with your words?

It is your privilege to say them. To sing them. To write them. To cherish them.

As the bride of Christ, we are given access to his ears … his heart … his attention. This alone, sets him apart from any other “god” in the universe. Our God can be known, and we are delinquent in our pursuit of him when we refuse such access.

When we talk to God, we’re not talking into the air. We’re talking to the Lover of our souls—the one who knitted us together in our inmost and who breathed his proclamation of “goodness” on our behalf. There is nothing that we could bring to him that he cannot absorb. He is willing to receive our deepest secrets and our most tender pleas as though they already belonged to him.

That’s the way of the Bridegroom. He is the protector and keeper of our hearts. He is not surprised by our words, nor is he distressed by our requests. He simply and profoundly can handle it all.

Our God is…

the God of engagement.
the God of willing participation.
the God of unparalleled commitment.
the God who loves despite unloveliness.
the God who graces despite unworthiness.
the God who chooses us to be his bride.
the God who extends his arms, long and wide and high and deep to bridge the chasm between our pitiful estate and his majestic kingdom.

We are the priority of the King, and he has given us access to his throne.

Thus, what will you say to him today? How will you honor him with your heart?

It is your privilege to offer your voice in the matter.

Therefore, speak it boldly with all the confidence of heaven standing in your stead, knowing that your Groom has got you covered. He shed his blood to keep you covered—all the days of your life until you take his hand in yours and walk the aisle into your forever.

I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday than to be in prayerful pause before my King. Indeed, my heart is stirred by a nobler theme this day. Thus, I pray…

For your love and for your choosing of me, I honor you this day. I bring my rags and ask for a bride’s dressing. I bring my pain and ask for my Comforter’s heart. I bring my need and ask for my Provider’s provision. I bring my sin and ask for my Savior’s cleansing. I bring my confusion and ask for my God’s wisdom. I bring my prayers and ask for my Lover’s understanding. I bring my hands and ask for my Groom’s holding. I bring my life and ask for my kingdom crown. I bring it all today, to you my King, and ask for your favor, knowing that you are Faithful and True and that you delight in giving good gifts to your bride. My heart is stirred by your nobility and your willingness to allow me my share in your forever kingdom. Keep me mindful; keep me humble; keep me grateful for my noble bestowment. It is my privilege to sing your honor this day. Amen.

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18 Responses to A Noble Stirring…

  1. Oh, yes, friend! I want to honor Him. I pray your small one is feeling better and tomorrow holds sweet retreat. I must say…You are the weaver of words, Elaine.

    Always beautiful.

  2. Elaine,
    Thanks for another great post. I know our Father is truly honored by you. He has given you such an an amazing gift through your writing.

    You write on such a personal level. When I read your blog I always feel as if we are sitting together, face-to-face, sharing. Who knows? One day, that just might happen. :o)


  3. Although your writing, as always, has spoken deeply, the passage you quoted here from God’s Love Letter to me has moved me deeper still.

    I bow now, before my King. Thank you for playing the prelude that becons me,

  4. Oh, Elaine! This post is beautiful and so touched my heart. I need some Kleenex! When, precious one, are you going to publish these wonderful writings in book form so we can read them over and over again?? I really want you to seriously consider this! I hope that you are praying this and waiting to hear from Him for His timing. You are in my prayers.
    Love ya,

  5. It boggles the mind … this condition of being His beloved. What a compelling reminder to sit often at His feet.


  6. How could He possibly love me? Only a perfect holy God could do it, I know. That is what keeps me in constant awe and intimacy with Him. He is the One and Only person that has the whole of my heart.

    Beautiful post, dear friend. And I’m behind reading the others, but I’ll get to them. They are part of my “personal feeding” to read the words God gives you.

  7. I so needed this today, my friend! Thank you so much for your post. Hope all is getting better at your house. Blessings!

  8. It is good to see you back on the horse, my sister. I’ve been lifting you up to that very King today.

  9. Precious Elaine, I received your message on my blog yesterday and I prayed for you. Thank you for praying for me. Our Heavenly Father is so gracious to us. Amen!

    I appreciate this noble stirring… message today. As always your heart for our King flows from your fingertips for all of us to read, absorb and be encouraged in.

    Bless you my friend.

  10. “My heart is stirred by your nobility and your willingness to allow me my share in your forever kingdom. Keep me mindful; keep me humble; keep me grateful for my noble bestowment. It is my privilege to sing your honor this day. Amen”

    This is my prayer today. Thank you Elaine. I came here because I am between deotioanl books this morning and knew I would be blessed!

    By the way, after reading your above post I know remember what you “edited”. I had shared this with my husband. We know your pain in areas such as this. I am not convienced that God didn’t place His words of that incident on your heart just for the eyes of those offended. Praying they will hear God’s meassage.

    Keep writing God’s words. Keep listening to His voice. He is using you so powerfully and don’t let satan convience you otherwise.

    In His Graces~Pamela

  11. Elaine…. I'm humbled & broken. Thank you for this post today.

    May I use your prayer to post on my blog. I feel the need to post it and link your post in my entry. I just feel this spiritual urgency in sharing the words of your prayer!

    Also, thank you for your transparency and love for God; and sharing with all of blogdom.

    In HIS precious name & love,

  12. I love this, Elaine. I love how we can trade our inadequacies for God’s abundance, in whatever area.

    Beautiful post.

  13. Thanks for the thoughts…..we are home safe and sound.
    Hoping that tomorrow the roads are clear enough to be able to go and do some working out.

    Sorry I have not been around…life has gotten busy. Trying to make sure I am where He wants me.

    I read back through the last few posts. I encourage you to keep putting the words He places on your heart out here in blogdom.

    I do believe He is honored by your words. Sometimes His words cause discomfort and tenderness to toes.
    It is is not an easy job…but never hold back from what He has asked you to do. Even if it means that you must endure a little discomfort yourself.
    Eph 2:10

  14. As I went to your blog this morning… I already knew that you would follow-up… Elaine, how good is God? Your humility before your blog sisters has the potential of bringing comfort and guidance and love! Oh, sister, God is using you! Don’t stop the “pen”!

  15. Elaine,
    Just to let you know that God used this post to ‘move along’ a vision I was processing about me and also the chidren of Cambodia. See my last post, Reflecting God’s Beauty…”. Thank you so much.
    Love, Sita

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