My purpose is to serve the Lord my God with all my heart, all my mind, and all my strength.
I give all I am to the One Who saved me.
His Word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path.
I offer myself as a living sacrifice, to be a tool for the One Who saved me.
He knew me before I was in my mother’s womb.
Before He laid the foundations of the earth, He knew me.
He has a plan for me.
He knew the number of hairs on my head before I was born.
He is good, always faithful, always graceful, always protecting me.
I am His sheep.
He is my Shepherd.
He will leave the flock to find me.
He carries me to the land He has promised.
He has a mission only I can do.
His plans for me are greater than I could imagine, broader than my horizons.
The work He begins He will carry on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
He knows my heart.
He knows it well.
He cared for me and always will.
My doubts are now completely replaced by the amazing love and grace.
My salvation sealed, my purpose will be revealed, and I will follow my God always.
He has not given me a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.
I’m more than an overcomer.
I overcome by the blood of the Lamb and word of my testimony.
In the end, no matter the cost, I will follow my God because without Him, I’m lost.
Without His presence, life is void, depressing, and meaningless.
But the truth is, in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, the Word was God. Through Him all things were made. The Word became flesh, but the world He made hated Him.
God, let me be like John in my boldness.
If someone asks who I am, let me answer, “I am a voice crying out in the desert. Make a straight path for the Lord to travel.”
My God, lead me in the way I should go.
I know neither tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, nor the sword can separate me from Your love.
My trespasses forgiven, my life redeemed. In many ways, I’m living in a dream.
God, send me to those who need You.
Show me Your heart.
Let me lean on You.
I will not lean on my own understanding, but I will rely solely on You.
Your love makes this world’s wisdom foolish, yet who am I that You might bend over to pick me up again and again?
I have been justified, redeemed, and freed.
I am Your treasure, Your child, and friend.
It’s true to me now because I am a friend of God.
It’s true I have been saved by grace through faith not from myself.
It is a gift from God, so let no man boast.
Even though it’s all from grace, and I can’t do anything to make You love me more or less, please give my heart its burning desire, to give all I am to You.
Use me and work through me, too.
I don’t know where You will take me, but I don’t have a plan.
Outside of You, I’m nothing.
I won’t lie. I am somewhat frightened, but You haven’t let me down yet.
You won’t start now.
You have not given me a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
God, please show me, and I will follow.
Give me courage to swallow my fear and remember You are always near me, the lost sheep.
You are the good Shepherd.
You will leave the flock to find me.
You not only find me, but redeem me.
You cover me from the soles of my feet to the top of my head.
Before I was born, You knew me and had plans for me.
My past is dead.
My failures gone.
Because of the cross, Your death gives me life, Your stripes my healing, Your pain my release.
You give me all I need for my mission.
I lack nothing.
I’m Your child.
I’m Your masterpiece.
I’m beautiful because of what You did on the cross.
By grace I am saved.
By love I’m redeemed.
I’m Yours, God.
You have plans to prosper me, not to harm me.
For I have not a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.
I’m loved, cherished.
Your sacrifice was and is more than enough for me.
I love You, and You me.
Your Word is life to me; it is wisdom.
Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path.
Your Word never returns void.
Your love covers a multitude of sins.
My salvation is never ending, always lasting.
So now I know that the Word of God is my mirror.
I know I’m Your masterpiece.
You have never made a mistake.
I’m never a failure, but You’re making me a success.
I am justified with Christ.
The work You began will carry till the day of Christ’s return.
All things work together for the good of those that love God and are called according to His plan.
He walks before me.
He holds me when I’m sad.
He not only comes to me, but He runs to me to pick me up and carry me, hold me, and guide me.
He is my comforter.
He is close to the brokenhearted.
How You have overwhelmed me.
Your love is an ocean.
I’m drowning in Your grace, a fire that has burned my past away.
I will serve the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength.
He calls, and I answer.
He has called me to go and make disciples of all nations, of all people.
I spread the Good News.
He has put His words in my mouth.
He has given me all I need according to His riches and glory in Christ.
These enemies who rise against me rise not against me but against my God because I am of Christ and Christ is of God. He lives, not just in me but also through me.
I count it all as loss to the cross, to the place of redemption, where You bled by Your stripes.
I’m marked with Your love.
I shine because of You.
I’m a city on a hill, a lamp on a lamp stand,
A royal priesthood,
A chosen generation,
A follower of God,
A leader of men.
And what does the Lord require of me but to seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with my God?
I pick up my cross and follow my God.
He prepares a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.
He makes me a path. Broad is the path to destruction. Narrow is the path of life.
Let me be a voice crying in the desert, “Make a straight way for the Lord to travel.”
Let me be the one whom You shine through. Let the light You put in me never burn out.
The Lord is an all-consuming fire.
I am saved by faith through grace, not works, lest any man boast.
The harvest is great, the workers few, but let me be the one who invites others to the marriage feast—the last banquet.
Because I’m crucified with Christ and Your Son died for me, I live for Him.
More of Him, less of me.
Him to become more important, me less.
Him greater, me less.
Let His glory shine.
Let my life be a song of worship.
Let me be a tool of righteousness, a friend to the friendless, hands for You.
I am a fool for Christ, so I have the mind of Christ.
I have a peace that goes beyond human understanding.
In the middle of attacks, in the middle of the battle, I call on the name of the Lord, and He answers.
He answers my call the moment I pray.
He knows my heart and knows my soul.
Blessed are the pure in heart.
Blessed are the meek.
Blessed are these, for they will be called children of God.
You have called, and I answer.
You are preparing the way.
The world hated You, so it will hate me, but I will overcome by the blood of the Lamb and Word of our testimony.
The Lord covers me. He holds me close.
He rescues me.
Hear my prayer, oh God, and deliver me from the hand of my enemy.
How can I praise You?
Let me walk on the water.
Call to me!
Call me out of this boat, and I will come.
Tell me to stand, and I will stand;
To kneel, and I will kneel;
To bow, and I will bow.
Let all that has breath praise the Lord.
Let all Your children sing to You.
You are the delight of my eyes.
I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
I will tread over serpents and scorpions and over all the fear of the enemy.
Nothing by any means hurts me.
You open my eyes, and I see the chariots of fire.
I see the Army of God surrounding me.
Since my God is for me, who can stand against me?
This is the day the Lord has made.
I will rejoice and be glad.
I am the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus.
I’m a new creation. The old is gone; new has come.
Faith is my weapon of warfare.
I seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
Like Abraham, I’m called to be a blessing.
Like Jesus, I grow in wisdom and favor with both God and man.
I am set apart, chosen for a time as this.
I am a royal priesthood, a chosen generation, righteous and holy.
I do not fear trouble when it comes, nor do I fear the enemy, because Jesus Christ is the Name above every name—
The Name to which every knee must bow and tongue confess.
The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives and dwells in me and gives life to my body.
I overcome by the blood of the Lamb and word of my testimony.
I seek first the kingdom of God.
When I am cornered by the lion (Satan), I call on the name of the Lord, and He answers.
He rescues me from destruction.
His rod and staff comfort me.
He takes me beside still waters and to the land He promised,
A land overflowing with milk and honey running over people,
Giving to me a good measure, shaken down, pressed together.
My body is the temple of God, and the Spirit of the Most High dwells in me.
I let the peace of God rule my heart and refuse to worry about anything.
Nothing can separate me from the love of Christ.
I am of Christ. He is of God.
• Authored by Josh Pugh •