A new day, a new week, a new opportunity to live for you, Lord Jesus, my God and King. Praise you that the purpose you have given us in life is not dependent on our success or failure, on other people’s opinions of us, on our feelings or perceptions, or on our circumstances. Independently of all this, in every instance, at every moment we can trust and praise you, Lord God, and thereby bring you glory and honor—this is the purpose of our lives, to worship you, the Creator of all, the Sustainer of all, the Ender of all—for you are worthy.
You are the One who breathed the stars into existence, who gathered a handful, that is billions of them into the Milky Way, who arranged our solar system in one little corner, who hung the earth on nothing, who set its rotation, axis and orbit at the optimum levels, at just the right distance from the sun. You spoke into existence the fish and fowl, the beasts and beauty of the earth. You fashioned from earth man and from man, woman.
You, O Lord God, are immensely powerful, unwaveringly faithful and wonderfully wise. As you created and now sustain all in your wisdom and love, so you have worked wonderfully in our sin-warped lives. You created a way of salvation which was much harder for you than speaking the stars into space. You became the man, Jesus of Nazareth, you suffered the unjust attacks of humans, demons and the devil, you became sin for us, you endured the rending of the Trinity, you were crushed under the just wrath of the Father against sin,. And you took it all with patience, trust and love.
You then rose up to defeat the devil and death, to open the door to life and light, inviting all to come through it into the Kingdom of Truth, Purity and Love. Those of your sinful human beings who come are transformed as they pass through the doorway of your sacrifice.
–They enter as enemies, they exit as your children.
–They enter as exiles from heaven, they exit as qualified by you to be partakers of the inheritance of the Saints in the Kingdom of Light.
–They enter as grotesque rebels, they exit clothed in the beautiful righteousness of Christ.
–They enter as weak in flesh and dead in spirit, they exit with a born again life, indwelt and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
–They enter as aliens, they exit as those in whom the Lord delights.
These truths never alter; these privileges are given for eternity, sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit as the first portion of the inheritance of the children of God. You Lord, are the One to be worshiped, praised, adored and obeyed forever. May that be true in my life today.