I received these 2 texts from my father-in-law.
USE ME LORD
Lord, give me courage to be true
To You in all I say and do
Give me Love to keep me sweet
To everyone I chance to meet
Give me your power to keep me strong
Grant me your presence all day long
Give me the Faith that all may see
How very real you are to me
Give me wisdom to choose the best
Help me perform each task with zest
Give me vision to see your plan
Use me, Lord wherever you can
Straight from the Heart
You are worth celebrating.
You are worth everything.
You are unique.
In the whole world, there is only one you.
There is only one person with your talents,
your experience, your gift.
NO ONE CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE!
God created only one you, precious in His sight.
You have immense potential to love, to care,
to create, to grow, to sacrifice if you believe in yourself.
It doesn't matter your age, or your color,
or whether your parents loved you or not.
(Maybe they wanted to but couldn't.)
Let it go. It belongs to the past.
You belong to the now.
It doesn't matter what you have been,
the things you've done, the mistakes you've made,
the people you've hurt.
You are forgiven. You are accepted. You're OK.
You are loved in spite of everything.
So love yourself, and nourish seeds within you.
Begin now. Start anew. Give yourself a new birth. Today.
You are you, and that is all you need to be.
You cannot deserve this new life.
It is given freely, gift.
That is the miracle called God who loves you.
So celebrate the miracle and celebrate you!