Jesus is King
Habakkuk 3:19: “The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.”
I’ve been reading a lot lately about goals and this verse reminded me how God is behind us every step of the way. He’s the one who enables you to reach your dreams, your goals, your heights.
Job 37:14: “Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders.”
I know “stop and smell the roses” is such a cliche, but it’s something we all need to do. Today I encourage you to stop and take in the wonders of nature (God’s hand) all around you no matter in a big city or a small town, forest or sea, mountains or prairie. God is everywhere in everything and we often miss Him in all of our busy-ness. He created this world for us and we miss Him when we ignore the animals and trees and sky around us.
Pet a cat or dog. Look up in the sky and enjoy the hawk or the gull. Visit a park and sit and watch the grass and trees sway in the wind. Go on a hike. Or a run. Take a walk with friends. And stop when you see a blooming flower in bright orange or red or yellow or purple. Then thank Him. For all He’s given and all He’s done. You’ll be amazed at the change in your outlook if you do.
Psalm 18:2: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
Pray this to Him:
God is mine as I am His. He is always behind me no matter how hard I fall. He lifts me up and places me gently back down. He is the one I run to. He shields me from every evil. He is my fortress. Lord, you are mine. With all my heart, all my soul, all of whom you made me, I thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Rocks are some of the strongest materials on this planet. They are beautiful, enchanting, mesmerizing, and at the same time intimidating, threatening, and dangerous. The former is God to His people; the latter is God to nonbelievers. A rock is all of this and so much more. Lord, be my rock today.