Praise be to you, Lord God, for your goodness and grace, for your fineness and faithfulness: I wake up each morning and there you are, watching over me with a new day ready for me to live in your presence.
Praise be to you, Elohim, the triune God, powerful beyond imagination, faithful beyond conception, always good, always wise, always at work.
As it says in Psalm 89:15,16, “Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you…” They praise you in every circumstance, recognize you in every detail, are constantly aware of “God sightings” as you protect and provide.
“who walk in the light of your presence.” They are aware by faith of your being with them, of your watching over them, leading them, lighting the way.
“They rejoice in your name all day long, they exalt in your righteousness…” you are their focus, their knowledge of your qualities guides their thoughts, and therefore their actions and reactions.
“…for you are their glory and strength.” They are constantly drawing their significance from you, aware that belonging to you is a great privilege bringing joy, that you are the meaning of life, the importance of existence, the greatness of being.
And you are their security, for you are strong and with your strength you protect them and give them power spiritually, mentally, volitionally emotionally, physically and in many other ways.
They recognize you as the source of all, the goal of all, the God of all, the glory of all, the end of all. They live in the light of your goodness, they rest in the shadow of the Almighty, they rejoice in knowing intimately the Lord Jesus, Creator of all.
Prayer: “Praise you that in light of all this truth, it is certain that you have the wisdom, the power and the will to guide me in this day before me. Help me to walk in faith, in the light of your presence, acclaiming you in all so that I may bring glory to your name. Amen.”
–from the devotional book EDIFIED!