Hi sweet friends! I love the Psalms don’t you? So many contain descriptions that make it so clear who my God is, what He does, what He likes and doesn’t. Today I opened to Psalm 146. What a blessing to read through the wonderful descriptive phrases about my amazing God! As you read through the list below be sure to think about them in terms of who He is not just words on a computer screen:
- Verse 5 – He is our help and our hope
- Verse 6 – He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them-He is faithful forever
- Verse 7 – He upholds the cause of the oppressed, gives food to the hungry, and sets prisoners free
- Verse 8 – He gives sight to the blind, lifts up those who are bowed down, and loves the righteous
- Verse 9 – He watches over the foreigner, sustains the fatherless and the widow, but frustrates the ways of the wicked
- Verse 10 – He reigns forever, for all generations
I don’t know about you but as I read through this Psalm I am filled with awe and hope. When you read through them was there something that jumped out at you? Does one of them fit you today? Do you need His help for a situation going on in your life? Have you received a diagnosis and need His healing? Do you need chains of bondage to drop off so you can be free to be all He designed you to be? Know that these are truths about who He is and what He can do. Do not live in despair or fear but choose to believe He is who He says He is and ask Him to be that for you today.
Where Healing and actually all of them are concerned I am not talking about the belief that if you have enough faith He will heal you, etc.. We see in the life of Jesus there were times He told people their faith had healed them but there are others where their faith isn’t even mentioned. I believe God can do anything. I believe He hears every prayer I pray and has them in His hands. Part of my believing Him is that I trust His will for my life. He never promised a life with no problems. He did promise He would be there with me as I walk through the good and the bad both.
May you be in His Word and hear Him speak His truths into your heart. Have a wonderful day and be blessed my friend. Keep on growing!!!
Today I read a bit further in Daniel and found some wonderful places it gives such a clear picture of who our God is. This is a story of intrigue, suspense and supernatural empowering as our God works in the life of Daniel. Read through this chapter watching for things that can help you grow in knowing God. Some that I found were:
- When Nebuchadnezzar plans to put Daniel and buddies to death along with the other wise men and magicians, Daniel asks his friends to plead for mercy from the God of heaven over the outlandish request of the king to solve an unsolvable mystery. That night God reveals the mystery to Daniel in a vision.
- In Daniel’s praise of God for answering his prayers he gives many of our God’s attributes. He is God forever and ever, eternal. He is wise and powerful. He changes times and seasons. He deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things. He knows what lies in darkness and light dwells in Him. He gave wisdom and power to Daniel. He answered his prayer and made known the dream of the king.
In verse 28 Daniel gives God the glory for knowing the dream. In verse 45 Daniel tells the king that God has shown the king what will take place in the future. What was the result? This Babylonian king recognized who our God was. “Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery.”
We have an amazing God! He works in us. He works in others. He reveals mysteries and answers our prayers. He knows the future and is above all others. He knows all and holds everything in His hand. He bends His ear when we pray and answers. I love my God! How about you? What did you see in this second chapter of Daniel. Be sure to read it and ask God to tell you what you need from it. Are you needing the all-powerful God to give you some power today? Are you living with a mystery that seems to be unsolvable? Do you need to give God the credit for something He has done through you? Take the time to get in God’s Word and spend that time searching for who He is. Grow in knowing Him each and every day. May you be blessed in this quest!