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.

 

 

Bring your burdens

Psalm 46:10 – Be still, and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.

What if this morning you felt the Lord inviting you to spend time with him? You wouldn’t have to go far – maybe just to your couch or kitchen table. But how would you respond if he whispered, be still, and know that I am God? How would that change your day if you knew that he was always ready to help in times of trouble?

This morning, bring your concerns and desires before the Lord in full confidence that he’s ready to help in times of trouble. Bring them to him, quieting your heart and acknowledging that he is God. Many troubles may press on you, but God is here! Lay them down before him in surrender.

He is our refuge and strength.