Thursday, November 3, 2011
Quote of the Day
"The God to whom you commit yourself and everything that concerns you is huge. He is the omnipotent Maker of heaven and earth. He is the One who sees. He is the One who knows. He is the One who acts on behalf of His children. He is the Mighty Warrior. He is the compassionate Father. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is the coming King. He is love. He is light. He is good. He is right. He is your soul's delight. He is...whatever you need. He alone is wise. In Him alone life makes sense and apart from Him all is chaos.
Each morning when you turn your face toward heaven, before you make your first petition, start confessing who He is. Call Him by as many names and titles as He brings to mind and praise Him for His immutable attributes. Say to your soul, "Behold and believe!"
The God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Samson, David, John the Baptist, Mary of Magdala, Mary of Bethany, Peter, James, John, and Paul is your God. The same yesterday, today, and forever. A God so holy, powerful, and present that when He revealed Himself to Ezekiel in the Old Testament and John in the New, both dropped like dead men. He is the magnificent One, full of splendor, beautiful beyond comprehension. The I Am That I Am throughout every generation. Whoever He was, He is. Who He was to them, He is to you. Start taking Him up on His Godness. When you have no idea what to believe Him for a given situation, just believe Him to be huge.
Come, holy God, and be Thyself."