Further thoughts on living in the context of God’s greatness
What a difference this context makes! Wow! To live with you, to live for you, to be your child, your ambassador, your herald, your workman, your messenger, your servant, your partner in work, your fellow heir, your brother, and in the end, your bride—what great and marvelous privileges.
You are a wonder, O God, all these gifts you have given to me although I am by nature your enemy, the one who rebelled against you for so many years, who is stubborn in selfishness, slow to learn, who gives you pain every day in my willfulness, my self-dependence, my trusting myself instead of you, in my grieving and quenching your Spirit. How great is your love, how great is your forgiveness, how great is your grace.
You, as my Savior-Shepherd, have now allowed a new difficulty (challenge, adventure) into my life. Looking at it from my perspective it is unwanted, painful and negative. But looking at it from your perspective, it is good thing.
You will give me the grace, not to just cope with it, but to more than triumph over and through it, to give you honor and glory through praise in the midst of it.
No human being could ever think up a God like you; you are too good to be true! And yet you are more than true as you are Truth itself: pure, clean, shining, solid, sure, unchanging.
You are the only One to be trusted fully. So, we glorify you, we lift you up in praise, we rejoice in you and in your making us your beloved children. Great are you, Lord and wonderful is your name.
Prayer: “Today may you be lifted up in my life, glorified in my living, exalted in my being–you who are my Lord Jesus, King of Kings, Lord of the universe, and Shepherd of my soul. Amen.”