You tell me not to show too much emotion, raise my hands, or get too excited.
You tell me that I need to be quiet and still when I am in His presence.
You tell me I should act, think, and speak a certain way in order to be saved.
There are many things you wish I would do, and many things you wish I would be.
But I cannot contain my emotions.
I cannot stop from raising my hands, and jumping up and down.
I cannot stop from being joyful and happy.
I cannot stop from expressing my love for God in the way He allows me to.
And you know why?
Because time was taken to design me and create me.
I was formed by gracious hands; every little detail, from the color of my hair to the size of my feet, I am one of a kind.
Lots of love, tears, and emotion were present at my birth.
I am loved, cared for, and blessed.
I am forgiven, redeemed, and made free.
I am given grace and mercy every single day, every single minute, every single second.
I do not deserve all the attention God gives me, but it comes as part of the package of being who I am, His child.
Sorry if I am not everything you wished for, but I am everything He wished for.
I was not created to please you, but to please HIM!
Therefore I will shout from the mountaintops, I will raise my hands, jump for joy, and celebrate the love and grace given me.
I will laugh, scream, smile, and cry. I can not contain any longer what I feel for the One who gave it all for me.
I cannot keep quiet of all the wonders around me, and all the beautiful works of His hands.
He deserves my praise.
He deserves my all.
He deserves the best I can be.
And if by any chance, I am not able to be the best I can be…
He will cover me with His love, and together, perfect we will be.
I wrote this about 5 years ago and I never published it (not sure why). This clearly states how I feel about God and how nothing will stop me from expressing my all for God!!!
Written on November 7, 2013