We were once controlled by the prince of the power of the air, according to Ephesians 2:2-3. We lived in sin with no thought. We were born with a sin nature. We were programmed to sin.
I love verse 4 which says “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us.” Salvation took us from the slave block of sin, to freedom in Christ. Our moment of acceptance, of Him as our Savior and Lord, transferred us from darkness to light.
Here is a new song entitled Extravagant Oil Of Joy. It birthed something new in me, especially the line, “…knowing Your joy as You behold me.” Each time I sing this song back to the Lord, it expands the walls of my heart afresh with awe.
Extravagant Oil of Joy
I lift my unveiled face to gaze into Your face. Face to face I behold You as You behold me. No veil separates us. No fear of being known. We have intimate communion. Our hearts are knit as one.
I stand O Lord in Your presence unashamed. All guilt is washed away. All condemnation is cleansed. Through the blood. Through the shed blood of Jesus.
With joy I lift my heart in song. A song that flows through me like a river. A song that cascades and rushes to be expressed. In pure worship knowing Your joy as You behold me.
O the wonder. The marvelous wonder and awe. All my sins are cleansed in the power of Your blood. Let my joy be a fragrance that delights Your heart O God. An extravagant oil poured upon Your feet in worship.
Do you see yourself through the eyes of the Lord? Do you drink in His Presence as He delights in beholding you? What amazing grace that we can dwell in His Presence. There is comfort to know and acknowledge that He knows every nook and cranny of my heart, yet embraces me in all of His fullness.
This takes us back to yesterday’s devotional. Are the things that He delights in our delight as well? I think of Mary. John 12:3 says, “Then Mary took a pound of verse costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.”
What prompted Mary to expend something so valuable. Luke 10:38 says, “…Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word.” She drank in His Presence. Her heart was full of love for Him. She carried the fragrance of their intimate communion. Do you?
Psalm 107:9 says, “For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.” Have you tasted His goodness? Jeremiah 31:14 says, “I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the Lord.” Satiate means to fill to the full.