Praise to Our MASTER
“Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a MASTER in heaven.”
We like our freedom, right? We often hear someone say, “Nobody’s going to tell me what to do!” Maybe we’ve said those exact words. But, here’s some news that may shock you. God owns us, and He is our MASTER. Does that send chills down your spine? Does it not set well with you? Or, do you breathe more easily knowing God owns you?
“Master”in Colossians 4:1 means “the owner; one who has control of the person.” Maybe we’ve never thought about God in the sense of “owning” us. But, certainly we’re familiar with verses that address how God bought us off the slave market with Christ’s precious blood. So if we’re bought, we’re owned. And who would we rather be our master? Satan or God?
Let’s think further. If God is our Master, then what should be our posture before Him? I wonder if sometimes we’re too flippant? I wonder if we’ll “about die” (if it were possible) when we’re in heaven and see His glory? I wonder if we’ll wish we had bowed face down before Him every morning and asked how we might serve Him each day.
We have a MASTER in heaven. And, He’s a glorious, giving, loving Master.
Heavenly Master, we worship and adore You and cannot wait to worship You in heaven. Let us serve You well on earth while we await our service in heaven to You.
Praise to Our MARVELOUS LORD
When you hear "marvelous," what comes to your mind?
Praise to Christ, a MAN of SORROWS
“He was despised and forsaken of men, a MAN OF SORROWS and acquainted with grief…”
Somehow in our society, we think we’re supposed to always be happy. As a matter of fact, some pharmaceutical companies play on the fact that if we’re not, then something is wrong and the solution is a pill. However, God has given us a wide range of emotions, including SORROW. SORROW is not necessarily bad. As a matter of fact, you may find yourself in Christ’s company if you feel SORROW over those who reject Him; SORROW because of sin; SORROW over the death of a loved one; or SORROW over the state of our world. If you’re experiencing SORROW, Jesus understands. Look to Him. He will walk with you in your SORROW. He will help you find a deep seated joy in the realization that you have Him and that in heaven you’ll experience the full joy for which your soul longs.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus, MAN OF SORROWS, who walks with us and gives us joy in His presence. We love and praise You!
Praise to Our MAKER
“Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb,
“I, the LORD, am the MAKER of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself
And spreading out the earth all alone…
In case we ever question who made the heavens, earth, and us, the LORD explains: HE DID. The LORD formed us in the womb. The LORD, our MAKER, stretched out the heavens. The LORD, our Redeemer, spread out the earth. He shares the glory with no one. He is the MAKER of all things. What a spectacular reason to praise Him.
LORD, our MAKER, we praise You for the glorious heavens, earth, and us. You are spectacular and worthy of our praise!
Praise to Our MAJESTIC Lord
“Who is like You among the gods, O Lord?
Who is like You, MAJESTIC in holiness,
Awesome in praises, working wonders?
Moses sang praises to God after witnessing Him miraculously dry up the Red Sea. “Your right hand, O LORD, is MAJESTIC in power, Your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy,” Ex 15:6. Can you imagine if Moses had stood at the cross and witnessed Christ die. Then, if Moses had witnessed Jesus eating fish three days later. What praises would have flowed from his mouth? God defeated an enemy far greater than the Egyptians. He defeated Satan. He defeated the sting of sin: death. MAJESTIC in power. MAJESTIC in holiness. That is our God!
You, O LORD, are MAJESTIC in HOLINESS, MAJESTIC in POWER! We bow before You in praise!
Praise to the MAGNIFICENT
“…He has granted to us His precious and MAGNIFICIENT promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.”
Are you tired of life as it is? God understands. He never intended us to do “life” apart from Him. He created us to share life in Him and with Him; to live by His divine nature and experience His MAGNIFICENCE. We can get back on track. We can experience Christ in His fullness. How? First, receive Jesus as Savior. Second, take hold of His divine nature through His Spirit and Word. Read the Bible. Saturate your heart with His promises. Discover and live by God’s MAGNIFICENT divine nature, the Holy Spirit.
LORD, You are MAGNIFICENT and Your promises are MAGNIFICENT. Thank You for salvation, by which we become partakers of the divine nature. Thank You for the Bible and Your Spirit by which we walk by Your magnificent, divine nature.
Praise to God Who is LOVE
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for GOD IS LOVE.”
Do you feel unloved? Or, do you feel unlovable? Are you short on LOVE for others? If so, today is a good time to remember that the source of LOVE is God. He loves you. He loves you so much that He gave His Son to die on the cross for you. Today, receive God’s LOVE, be filled with His LOVE. Then, turn and pour His LOVE on others.
We praise you, God of LOVE!
Praise to the LORD WHO PROVIDES
“Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The LORD WILL PROVIDE.”
Sometimes, we may feel that we simply can’t live up to the standards God sets before us. And, it’s true. We can’t. That’s why God has provided righteousness to us through His Son. God gives us salvation. God gives us forgiveness. God gives us empowerment throught the Holy Spirit. God gives us a new life in Christ. God gives us overs. God provides for all that He requires. When God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son as a test of his obedience and then provided a ram in the place of Isaac, Abraham named the place, “The LORD Will Provide.” The Hebrew words, “Jehovah Yireh,” means “the LORD will see to it.” God seeing to the provision for Abraham foreshadowed Him sacrificing Jesus to “see to it” that our sin debt was paid. The LORD PROVIDING His only SON to pay for our sin is the ultimate act of love. Are you in need of help in some area of your life today? Look to the LORD WHO PROVIDES.
Heavenly Father, we praise You, the LORD WHO PROVIDES. Thank You for providing Your Son to pay our sin debt. Thank You for all the ways in which You provide. We worship You!
Praise to LORD OF THE HARVEST
“Then He (Jesus) said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the LORD OF THE HARVEST to send out workers into His harvest.”
Does the word “work” scare you in relation to serving the Lord? For instance, when a pastor announces the need more workers for Vacation Bible School or to go on a mission trip, do you sink in your pew and hope your eyes don’t meet his? How much of a “worker” for the LORD OF THE HARVEST are you? Jesus wasn’t trying to get His disciples to do busy work. Rather, Jesus looked at the fields of people who were stressed and discouraged, and He had compassion for them. He also had good news. “My Heavenly Father loves you. Your sins can be forgiven.” Jesus’s message of good news is as relevant today as it was when He walked the earth. And there is still a need for workers to share the good news with the fields of people on earth. Will you be one of them? Here’s how:
- Pray and ask God to use you.
- Be open and sensitive to the Spirit when He prompts you to speak and share Christ. Here are verses you can use to show someone how they can be saved.
- Share the 365 Days of Praise post every day. How? Forward this email to friends or family. Click the Facebook or Twitter symbols below and share on your social media page. You’ll be putting the good news before fields of people.
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LORD OF THE HARVEST, thank You for coming to earth and telling us the good news of salvation. Help us be faithful to tell others so they can be saved.
Praise to the LORD Our God
“For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD OUR GOD whenever we call on Him?.”
Following the Israelites exodus from Egypt, Moses recounted their conquests and urged the people to obey God’s Law. In his discourse, he spoke the poignant words in Deuteronomy 4:7. Ponder them with me.
“For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD OUR GOD whenever we call on Him?”
Have you ever thought about his words – that the LORD OUR GOD is OUR God and whenever we call on Him, He’s NEAR? Do you feel hopeless? Are you at the end of your rope? Are you going through a mundane day? Or, is your schedule packed? Regardless of your circumstance, remember – our great God is NEAR whenever you call on Him. That should make our heart sing.
LORD OUR GOD, You are near when we call on You. We’re humbled and in awe of You.