IMPACTING Families with HOPE

Great Is The Lord

Psalm 145:3-7 “Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works, I will meditate. Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, and I will tell of Your greatness. They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness and will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.”

Your opinion of the Lord influences your attitude when you talk to Him. If you think He is not actively involved in your life then you will not want to interact with Him. If you love and respect Him as Almighty God, realizing the great privilege you have in being able to converse with him, then you will want to come before Him in humility with expectancy. Your view of the Lord affects the nature of your prayers. Have you ever really thought about how you pray? Are you going before Him to know and worship Him? Or are you just listing all the things you would like Him to do? Are you seeking His will because you know His ways are best? Do you bring Him your plans hoping that He will bless them? If you are consistently focused on yourself while you are praying, then your attention is misplaced. You are missing out on one of the greatest blessings you can experience, the love and the power of being in the presence of Almighty God!

Your perception of the Father has a lot to do with whether or not you really expect Him to answer you. Heb. 11:6 is clear “Without faith it is impossible to please, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that he is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Do you trust that He is working on your behalf? Are you absolutely confident that He hears your petitions and is leading you in the best possible way? If not, you may be just talking to yourself. Mark 11:24 tells us for the believer that believes God is able, and prays according to His will, and who walks in an intimate relationship with Him; “All things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.”

Isaiah says “Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, not one of them (the vast host of stars) is missing”(Is. 40:26). That should cause us to praise and magnify His name. In Psalm 145:3-7 “Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised, And His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works, I will meditate. Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts. And I will tell of Your greatness. They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness and will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.” God’s awesome character should inspire us to take all He says very seriously. After all, He is holy, righteous, and just, the only One worthy of our highest respect, praise, and worship.

Your intimacy with God, His first priority for your life, determines the impact of your life. If you do not have a good view of who He is, you will find yourself doubting and wavering during your most important moments. This is because you respond to God in proportion to what you believe about Him. Be still and allow God to draw you into a deeper, more intimate relationship than you have even known. Trust Him. It is of utmost importance for you to settle in your heart who you believe God is. Ask yourself; do I truly trust God? Am I confident that the Lord has the ability to help me? Am I totally convinced that the Father is willing to listen to me and come to my aid? If your answer to any of these questions is no, I pray that God will do a mighty work in your life and show you beyond a shadow of doubt that you can put all your hope in Him. He is not just worthy of your trust, but He loves you unconditionally and he wants to show your life at its very best. All Him to reveal Himself to you!!

Dale

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