Glory to God, who wants to be our Father, for giving us family, for creating in us his very character, for making Jesus our elder brother! Praise him for love and home and hope and security!
Thanksgiving means that attention is directed toward God, who is the benevolent Giver of all good things. “All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change” Jas 1.17 NET.Continue reading →
For good and bad examples from which to learn,
For teaching, clear and strong, on where to turn,
For a word of law to guide, by heaven inspired,
For knowing for sure we’re saved, and what’s required,
Glory! Glory! Glory! to God Almighty!
Give glory to God, who sits on high,
But looks on man below;
He seeks the soul who’ll fast draw nigh,
Who’ll ask to serve and go.
All praise to him who loves and gives,
Of truth and life the source;
For blessing and good he ever lives,
That great eternal Force.
Another poet’s words touched me, and I included them here.Continue reading →
Glory to God for variety, in creation among animals and plants, across mountains, valleys, deserts and seas; in people, with different sizes, colors, shapes, personality types, ways of thinking; in language, in manner of expression, in poetry and prose; in seasons of time and life! Praise him whose variety is life and in which is the unity of his purpose!
Give glory to God who puts us in our right mind, who calms the inner demons to bring the peace of Christ to our hearts, who erects impenetrable barriers against worry, anxiety, and insecurity, who produces strength of will and zeal for him, who restores the soul and ushers us into his holy presence! Praise to the Lord who speaks and acts and accomplishes all that he plans!
Here’s a part of my thanksgiving prayer today. What’s yours?Continue reading →
Glory be to God for his ever-unchanging love, for his faithfulness which never wavers, for his promises which give certainty to our prayers, for his power which alone is sufficient for every crisis! Praise is his who constantly looks to becoming for us our glory!
The glory we give to God for the Yes of every one of his promises, in the Amen through whom we speak! Praise be to the God who establishes us together in Christ and who anointed us, who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a down payment!
2 Cor 1.19-22