Set Apart

Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him. - Psalm 4:3

This is a short poem I wrote while meditating on the idea of being called and set apart by our loving Father in heaven. I am constantly in awe of the personal pursuit the LORD takes to bring each of us into a relationship with him. As I thought about my journey with the LORD these words came to my mind. I hope they are an encouragement to you.

Set Apart by Dan Foster

You called me out of the dark you knew my name and set me apart

An intentional move in my direction, targeting my soul, scarred by imperfection

Surrounded by your light, I pulled away in shame and guilt You reached down and lifted my head with a love I'd never felt

You wiped away my past, I became a new creation Joy and freedom found, through humble submission.

Accepted, known, and loved - now and forever designed and called to a new endeavor

An unknown journey into a world filled with desperation Your Word is my guide as I follow your Commission

I pursue my purpose with a new found passion Seeing divine appointments in every interaction

Your Spirit brings me the peace I long for Your presence in my heart leaves me wanting nothing more

Rooted in your love, my compassion grows stronger My chains are released, a slave to this world no longer

My soul is comforted when the clouds grow dark because you know my name and you set me apart.

Prayer

LORD, thank you for calling me out of the darkness and into the light. Holy Spirit give me the courage and discernment to never go back. Help me to make wise decisions that bring me closer to you and allow our spirits to fellowship. Jesus, open my eyes to those around me that need to hear the Good News of your desire to be in relationship with them. Thank you for your pursuit, for knowing my name and calling me out of the dark. Amen.

Make it a great day,

Coach Dan