Warm sunshine The gentle wind Scent of pines Crickets calling out The first leaves of fall come tumbling down A day shouting to God’s glory His mercies are new every morning. How can I not hear and join in the praise?
Though I don’t deserve it, through His grace I can receive it. Though my words can’t describe it, through His Spirit I can walk in it. I can make no promises about my future, other than He will never leave me. His love and goodness woven into my life… forever.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Psalm 100:4
“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim (shout praise to) you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness.” Psalm 89:14-16
Learning to acclaim Jesus allows me to walk in the light of His presence, and rejoice in His name all day long.
Jesus, my creator. Jesus, my redeemer. Jesus, my protector. Jesus, my shepherd. Jesus, my king. Jesus, my counselor. Jesus, my righteousness. Jesus, my rock. Jesus, my Alpha and Omega. Jesus, my peace. Jesus, my Lord forever. Praise God!
Clouds blossoming in the blue sky. Do they portend rain? Or are they just dancing before the sun? I don’t know, but it is joy to watch.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” Psalm 19:1-4
Have you ever thanked God for prayer? Think about it, the Creator of all, who is the Alpha and Omega, the King of kings and Lord of lords, invites us to commune with Him in prayer. It is beyond my ability to comprehend… yet this privilege is given to me. Sometimes I fail to show up… yet this privilege is not taken away. At times I pray with a wrong attitude… yet this privilege is God working in me, not to kick me to the side, but to bring me closer to His side. Thank you Lord for the gift of prayer.