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Thank You, APPROACHABLE Lord God

01/17/2018

“Blessed is the man You choose, And cause to APPROACH You, That he may dwell in Your courts.”

Psalm 65:4 NKJV

Have you ever wanted to approach someone to visit or discuss an issue, but felt the person was unapproachable?  Isn’t it incredible that our God IS APPROACHABLE? Does that make you want to jump up and down in praise? It should! We can go to God with anything, anytime. Our Heavenly Father is APPROACHABLE because Jesus opened the way for us through His blood. “GOD. APPROACHABLE.” To put the two words together is a blessing for which we can rejoice and praise Him. 

LORD, thank You for being an APPROACHABLE GOD; to whom we can come anytime. We praise You! 

Praise our APOSTLE and High Priest

01/16/2018

“Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession;”

Hebrews 3:1

“Help! Send help.”  Have there been times you’ve called out those words? Maybe you were in a car accident. Or, a loved one may have been sick, and you called 911.

In like manner, but to an even greater degree, God sent Jesus to help –to save us.  The writer to the Hebrews wants us to know that Jesus is God’s “APOSTLE,” which means, “one sent forth.” God sent Jesus to us to save us from our sins and to make a way for us to enter heaven. 

Today is a good day to praise our Heavenly Father for hearing our cries for help and sending Jesus to us.

Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Jesus to save us from our sins. Jesus, APOSTLE and High Priest, thank You for all You’ve done to save us. We praise You!   

Thank You, ANOINTED Lord Jesus

01/15/2018
“‘THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR.'”

Luke 4:18

It makes me smile to read Christ’s words. He had just returned from being tempted by Satan in the wilderness. He was led by the Spirit in the power of the Spirit.(Lk 4:14) What was His first Spirit anointed action? He went home to Nazareth. I love that. And get this – “as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read.” This is a good place for us to pause and ask ourselves, “Is it our custom to gather with believers to read and hear the Scriptures? Are we raising our children with the custom of gathering with believers? If it was what God’s ANOINTED Lord Jesus did, it’s what I want to do. I’d have hated missing Him speak that day. I’d hate to miss Him speaking today.

Jesus, we praise You, ANOINTED Lord and Savior, for Your words and example of the Spirit-led life.

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Praise to the ANCIENT of DAYS

01/14/2018

“I kept looking in the night visions,
And behold, with the clouds of heaven
One like a Son of Man was coming,
And He came up to the ANCIENT of DAYS
And was presented before Him.”

Daniel 7:9

Can you imagine being a godly statesman in a court of heathen monarchs? Can you imagine standing up for your faith, it being put to the test, but you remaining faithful to the one true God? Can you imagine God honoring your faithfulness by entrusting to you glimpses into heaven and the future? Daniel received dreams and visions in which He saw God, the ANCIENT of DAYS. This reference to God as Judge would have comforted Daniel. The ANCIENT of DAYS judges righteously and with the wisdom of the ages.  All that is wrong will be brought to light in the presence of the Ancient of Days.

LORD GOD, we praise You, the ANCIENT of DAYS!

Praise the ANCHOR of the SOUL

01/13/2018

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered…”

Hebrews 6:19

Do you ever feel like you’re drifting in your walk with God? Perhaps you were once closer to Him, but now struggle to have a few minutes of prayer. Maybe what never would have been a temptation is now a daily struggle. Perhaps you’re drowning in a sea of responsibility, and waves of pressure overwhelm you. You don’t know how you can go on. Friend, in whatever situation we find ourselves, Christ is the ANCHOR OF OUR SOUL. He cares about our mind, emotions, will, and spirit. Rather than drift, struggle, or sink, we can fix our eyes on Him.

Lord Jesus, we praise You, the ANCHOR OF OUR SOUL. Thank You for eternally anchoring us to the glory of Your presence. 

Praise our AMAZING GOD

01/12/2018

“They were AMAZED at His (Jesus) teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”  Mark 1:22

“All the crowds were AMAZED and were saying, ‘This man cannot be the Son of David, can He?'” Matthew 12:23

Verse after verse in the Bible, “AMAZED” is used to describe people’s reactions to Jesus. The New Testament word “amazed” means astonished, thrown into wonderment.  Jesus’ teachings amazed people. They were astonished when He cast out demons and healed the lame. They were “thrown into wonderment” when Jesus rose from the dead. Oh, that we be amazed, astonished, and thrown into wonderment as we look upon our Lord.

Lord Jesus, We praise You, our AMAZING Lord.  

*This is one of God’s 365 attributes for which we can look up, praise, and trust Him. To learn about His other attributes and ways you can know God and praise Him, join us HERE

Praise ALPHA and OMEGA

01/11/2018

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’”

Revelation 1:8

“I don’t know where this is going.” Have you ever said or thought those words? The past is a blur. The future is uncertain. In the midst of our ever changing world, Jesus Christ announces that He’s not going anywhere. He was with us in the past. He’s with us this moment. He’ll be with us tomorrow. We do well to look up in awe and praise.

Christ Jesus, ALPHA and OMEGA, we praise YOU, who is and who was and who is to come. 

*This is one of God’s 365 attributes for which we can look up, praise, and trust Him. To learn about His other attributes and ways you can know God and praise Him, join us HERE

Praise ALMIGHTY God

01/10/2018

“Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am God ALMIGHTY; Walk before Me, and be blameless. I will establish My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly.’”

Genesis 17:1-2

The Old Testament word for “Almighty” means “most powerful.” The New Testament word means “he who holds sway over all things, the ruler of all.” Together, these words reveal that the Almighty is the most powerful being who holds sway over all things.

God wanted Abraham to know His power and ability to hold sway over his life.  God wants us to know, too.

ALMIGHTY God, we praise You, the most powerful One who holds sway over all things. Hold sway over our heart today so that we walk blamelessly before You.

*This is one of God’s 365 attributes for which we can look up, praise, and trust Him. To learn about His other attributes and ways you can know God and praise Him, join us HERE

Praise to the ALL POWERFUL God

01/09/2018

 “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the POWER and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.

Whether we’re shopping for a car or a computer, we typically ask, “How powerful is it?”  Why do we ask? We want to know if what we’re considering buying can do what we need it to do.
We may not say or even realize it, but sometimes we may question God’s power. How do I know? Because we pray about something and then we worry. If we really believed that nothing is impossible with God, then worry wouldn’t have a place in our lives.
Today is a good day to be reminded that God is all powerful, and we can confidently place our trust in Him.

Lord, You are the ALL POWERFUL, omnipotent God! We praise You that nothing is impossible with You. 

Good News! Jesus isn’t Dead. He’s ALIVE FOREVER

01/08/2018

“I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore,…”

Revelation 1:18

Astonished. That might best describe how John felt. He’d walked with Jesus; then seen Him crucified. “Dead,” he would have replied if we’d asked him about Jesus the day following His burial. But now, John’s answer is, “ALIVE!” If today looks unbearable and you dread tomorrow, don’t. A day of glorious eternal LIFE awaits you in the presence of Christ who is alive forever.

LORD JESUS CHRIST, we praise You, who died for us, but are now ALIVE FOREVER!

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