By Toni Ford
Every year, the Lord will give me certain worship songs that resonate within me, songs where the lyrics speak directly of my love for the Lord. Jonathan Hesler wrote a song called, “I am your beloved.” The song was just released this year, and without a doubt, it is proving to be one of the songs the Lord has given me for 2022.
All too often, we see ourselves or think that Jesus sees us as, “never good enough” or “forsaken,” as Jonathan describes in the song’s first verse. Yet, I love how quickly the lyrics change to “Christ is my beloved and I am one who the Father loves,” for this is the way Christ wants us to see ourselves and the way in which He sees us every day!
The last three lines of the song speaks of hearing the feet of the father running, like a stampede of grace coming my way, hearing the voice of the Father calling out my name: “Here He comes, here He comes, here He comes!” Can you imagine how our lives would change if we woke up each morning knowing that the Father is pursuing us every day to the point where He runs after us so that we know how much we are loved by Him?
Zephania 3:17 says, “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty Savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
I would encourage each of you to listen to and even download this song. Keep it close and keep it on repeat as a reminder of the Father’s love for you each day!
I’ve heard the accusation, and I’ve heard the propaganda.
I’ve heard the lies, they whisper to my soul
That I have been forsaken and it will always be forgotten.
No matter what I do, it’s not enough.
Then I heard a voice as it opened up the heavens re-minding me of whom I’ve always been.
I am your beloved, you have bought me with your blood and on your hand, you’ve written out my name.
I am your beloved, the one The Father loves, mercy has defeated all my shame
There’s no accusation or any condemnation. When I look into my Father’s eyes, they don’t see my sin; they only see redemption.
This is how my heart has been defined. I can hear a voice that is louder than the thunder, reminding me of whom I’ve always been.
I am your beloved; You have bought me with Your blood, and on your hand, you have written out my name.
I am your beloved, the one the father loves. Mercy has defeated all my shame.
The one who knows me best is the one who loves me most. There is nothing I have done that could change the Father’s love.
I can hear the feet of the Father running, oh, I can hear the feet of the Father running.
It’s like a stampede of grace coming my way, mercy I never earned, grace I never deserved, coming to bring me home again.
I can hear the Father’s calling my name, I can see the face of my Father, I can hear the voice of my Father calling out my name.
I can hear the Father, I can hear the heart, I can hear the heart of my Father.
Here He comes, here He comes, here He comes.
Jonathan Helser, Bethel Music
If you would like continued prayer, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to pray for you!