I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works and I know this very well. Psalm 139:14 BSB
The existence of God is the most important core belief that an individual can possess; however, the actions required to substantiate that belief is from the power of choice.
We were made in the image of God!
The God who created us from love; the God who created us with a uniqueness that is unlike any other human; and the God who desires us to have an intimate–up close and personal relationship with him requires faithful dedication.
God requires us to be active participants in the Plan of Salvation! He does not demand that we serve him; however, His promises are dependent upon our willingness to obey. God states, “If you…then I will…”
Yes, the vicissitudes of life are hard; even so, we have a God–the one and only true God who promises us that He has good plans for us with a hopeful future.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, and the flame will not scorch you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour…Isaiah 43:2-3
When we have a deep knowledge of who God really is and believe in His promises, we will pray prayers of thanksgiving, sing songs of praise, and honor God through unwavering faith, trust, and obedience.
Why should we feel discouraged?
Develop a personal relationship with God, and reflect on His goodness; in spite of your circumstances, always proclaim:
“Hallelujah, He is El Shaddai, my All and All!”
Prayer for today: Dear God, We worship you, we praise your holy name, and we thank you for all that you have done in our lives and all that you will continue to do. God, we desire a closer relationship with you. We ask forgiveness of our sins and shortcomings. Please help us to remain encouraged, because you have promised, if we do our part, then you are always faithful and you will do exceedingly and abundantly above more than we can ever imagine. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayer. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2019