Life is not about you or me. It is about Jesus Christ. He suffered for us. He gave His life. He is worthy of our worship and praise.
And friend, He has your best interest in mind.
Yesterday we had the first snow of the season. For those of us who do not like wintery weather there is some trepidation. However, despite my dislike of the cold I enjoy the beauty of snow. God is so creative to think up a different design for every snowflake. I enjoyed the beautiful designs that plastered me on my way into work. I did not enjoy the wet wind, but I saw several individual snowflakes. They were beautiful. God is an amazing designer and He gives me frequent opportunities to enjoy His creation.
God is so good.
We have seen many difficulties in recent days. Situations such as the shooting in Las Vegas last week, nuclear threats, religious persecution, health struggles and let’s face it – our own selfishness can take us down a path of darkness. However, there is a light that shines bright when we choose to see. The light is Jesus Christ. When we allow God to permeate our lives, we have a light that can penetrate any darkness. So before you get too focused on the dark parts of life, focus on the light of Christ. He will take you through the dark and give light for the way.
I have found an interesting lesson from using herbs. Many times herbs are chopped or ripped in order to release the flavor. How true is this in real life? The sweet flavor of Godly character is developed through trials. I usually feel torn through those times.
So when you feel the pain of being torn by trials, know that God is preparing something wonderful.
Those of us who grew up going to church have often heard about Jesus Christ being worthy of our worship. That is very true. Christ is the perfect Creator of all things. He deserves our glory and praise.
My concern is that we lose sight of the joy of worshipping Christ. Too often we get caught up in the difficulties that come with service to Christ (and there are many challenges). However, there are many joys. Some come as we serve Jesus. Some will wait until we stand before Him and begin our eternal time of praising Him face to face. So in this sunset picture I give Christ the praise for his worthiness and I thank Him for giving me blessings as the result of His worthiness.
God is so good.
God painted a magnificent sunset last night and allowed me to capture several photos. This is God’s beauty shining above my church building. My church is Grace Baptist. I thought of God’s grace shining in our lives as I took the picture. God gives us beautiful reminders of who He is and what He desires for our lives.
Praise His Name!
God’s love is so powerful that He gives us what we need instead of what we want despite the fact that we fight against Him.
God’s love. Perfect love. Therefore, I do not need to fear what God will give me.
LORD God (Yahweh Elohim),
I want more of You. More of who You are. More of what you offer. More of You.
Please remove the obstacles to my becoming more like You. Help me to identify the issues in my life and deal with them as You would have me. Show me Your path and give me the strength to stay on it and not stray from it. Send the people who will direct me to You every time I falter (and even when I don’t falter). Keep me safe as I deal with people who would seek to take me from Your path. Please help me to love them as You do.
Father LORD God (Abba Yahweh Elohim),
I want more of You.