Sunday, October 5, 2008

We don't have to be afraid ... of anything. The Creator of heaven and earth has chosen us to be His children. He cares for us. He knew us before we were born. If we are in Christ, He is our God and we are His people ... we don't have to be afraid. He gives comfort and hope and faith and love and joy and peace. He holds us as securely this day as He will every day to come. He alone is Awesome. That word fits nothing and no one else. I don't use that word lightly any longer for it describes my Lord and my Savior.

He is mighty to save. He holds us in the palm of His hand and nothing can really harm us. We can look forward to tomorrow because He is already there.

He is good! He is gracious! He is merciful and long-suffering! He desires that none perish but that all come to faith! His will is perfect because He is perfection. He IS and He always will be. He doesn't need us to do anything for Him ... but He receives glory when we desire to serve Him and love Him and when we take delight in who He is. He receives glory when we are obedient to His Word and when we delight to do His will. He has pulled us from the deepest pit to make us His own and I think it's His love that woos us into submission. And who can resist a love like His?

He IS LORD! To the glory of the Father, HE IS LORD and there is none other worthy to be called Lamb of God. Prince of Peace. Mighty God. Lion of Judah. Redeemer. Counselor. Shepherd. Everlasting God. Faithful and True. I AM THAT I AM. Jealous. Father. Abba Father!

May His perfect will be done on earth as it is in heaven. May His Name be kept hallowed and holy. May He give us (and He will) this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. And Father, deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the power and the glory and the kingdom forever and ever and ever.

You are worthy Great Jehovah
You are worthy Mighty God
You are worthy Abba Father
You are worthy Lamb of God