Melissa published this recently on her blog and has kindly allowed me to re blog it here. It reminded me of Daniel’s prayer after the King’s dream had been revealed to him.
“Praise be to the name of God forever and ever, wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons, he deposed kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things, he knows what lies in darkness and light dwells with him.” ~ Daniel 2:20-22, NIV
Thank you, Melissa, for allowing me to share the work of you heart.
Let me be undone before you Lord
Stripped naked, set free, redeemed
Let me see your everlasting glory
The heart inside of me
You showed me love without deserving
You’ve showed me love inside your home
And you’ve come back to claim me
You’ve made me your own
Reconcile me oh Father to your son upon the cross
The one who died and rose again, the one who finds the lost
Oh you poured out on this sinner, you freed me from my chains
You broke me out of prison, redeemed me as a gain
For to you I am forgiven, to you my beauty reigns
You call me your child, righteous for your name
And if I am forgiven,
And if I am set free
How could I possibly pay the price to God nailed to that tree?
My pain is now your glory,
My story it is true He died so I could live again,
He died for me and you
Lord please make me holy and strip me of myself
I will be your servant, I will be your help
And I sit here writing words which flow from me with grace
I long to see your glory, I long to see your face
And one day I will meet you,
I’ll bow before your throne
But until that time we meet again
I’ll stay safe inside your home.
Melissa Zelniker Presser lives with her wonderful husband Shlomi and their three children Avery, Collin and Meadow in South Florida. Melissa was born and raised in a Jewish home and later found Jesus at the age of 35. Shlomi, an Israeli Jew, was not far behind, finding the Lord shortly thereafter. Both Melissa and Shlomi are practicing attorneys in the criminal justice field. Their journey is one of brokenness, mercy and redemption. She blogs at http://www.workforthecausenottheapplause.com