Holy is your name

At times, what we need the most is to remind ourselves of who God is. To tell our hearts what is true. To whisper to our souls what is good.

May this prayer give you a place to start.

Lord, thank you. You are my father in heaven. Holy, holy is your name. May your kingdom come and may your will be done, here on earth just as it is in heaven. Please give me today my daily bread, and forgive me of my sins – just as I forgive those who sin against me. And lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from evil.

You are the Alpha and Omega. You are the first and the last. You are the same now as you were back then with Adam, with Moses, with David, when you sent Jesus… You never change.

You plant and you harvest. You prune and you cultivate. You are the author of my faith. In you I am whole, perfect, clean, blameless, redeemed. You set my feet upon a rock. You restored my soul. Your ways are higher. Your thoughts are greater. You know all. You see all.

The heavens are your throne, and the earth is your footstool. You are unfathomable. You are everlasting.

Holy! Holy is your name!

Finish what he started

On my way into work the other morning, Finish What He Started by Steven Curtis Chapman came on and it encouraged me so much. As I listened to this song over and over again, it reminded me that my story is still being written. It’s only just begun.

No matter what your age or stage of life, God is working.

So what’s going on now is just a start, just a beginning, of a great work he is doing in all of us. We’ve been redeemed if we’ve placed our trust in Jesus Christ. If we’ve come to that place and we believe that he is our only way to God, we will live on with him forever. He will finish his work through to completion here on earth, and then on to the other side.

I hope this encourages you today to stay the course and to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. Remember to trust his process, his timing, his faithfulness, and his goodness.

Psalm 46 says that God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.

Isaiah 40:28 says, Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.

He sees you. He knows you. He understands.

Trust him.

He’ll finish what he started.

 

 

Believe it

Sometimes in the morning, before our day gets started, we need to be reminded of a very impactful truth: God loves us.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

In Micah 6:8 we are told what is good and what the Lord requires of us. He says to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

He doesn’t plan disaster for us. He plans good things, and to give us a future and a hope. He doesn’t ask for the world from us, only to do what is right, love mercy, and walk respectfully with him.

What does that mean for today?

It means that God cares about your day today. Believe it.

It means that he desires good things for you. Stop running away.

It means that we have a choice whether or not to do the right thing. Pay attention.

It means that we are required to offer mercy. Soften your heart.

It means we need to admire the Lord and hold him in high esteem. Be a student of him.

We can get distracted and disengaged quickly. So take it a little slower today. Be in the moment. Don’t rush. Be present with the Lord. Keep your heart open to his voice. He will direct your steps.

Why?

Because he loves you.