Perfect Faithfulness

Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You and praise Your Name, for in perfect faithfulness You have done wonderful things, things planned long ago. – (Isaiah 25:1, NIV)

Eternal One, You are my God. I will lift You up and praise Your Name. Because You have made wonders marvelous and beautiful – the most ancient designs holding strong and sure. – (Isaiah 25:1, VOICE)

O Lord, I will honor and praise Your Name, for You are my God; You do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now You have accomplished them, just as You said! – (Isaiah 25:1, TLB)

 

In perfect faithfulness is such a powerful description of the truth of how God moves. There are so many wonderful things – marvelous and beautiful, that He has done, that bless, encourage and uphold us in ways that only God can do. Incredibly, the Lord moves through things, great and small, that remind us again and again that He is our God who is worthy of all of our praise. Sometimes, it is a matter of arriving at the end of a long week and looking back, in order to see how He has been faithful to bring us through the days that felt impossible. And in the midst of the long, there have been blessings to behold, that God brought forth. Time with my family, conversations with mom, working with wonderful colleagues, coaching great girls in a sport I love, and actual sightings of sunshine, have all been reminders of His faithfulness and reason to give Him praise. For the faithfulness of God, and the power of His plans that are steadily accomplished, may we honor and praise His Name.

 

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Faithful for all times;

He plans in advance,

The blessings we find.

He’s true to His word,

God knows what we need;

He hears each request,

As with love He leads.

Such beautiful things,

Through love and His grace;

Endowed unto us,

Let us give God praise.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us so well. Thank You that You do wonderful and marvelous things that You planned long ago, to bless us and show us Your faithfulness. Thank You that in all things, You are present. Forgive us for our fears and frustrations in the wait between what we know is promised and the fulfillment. Teach us to be patient and full of praise as we wait and trust in You. Show us how to love those around us best, so that all may know Your goodness and grace through our love. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You for who You are and how You love. Amen.

 

© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

 

Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts. – 1 Chronicles 16:9

The Perpetual Provision of Proof

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“Then they will know that I, the Lord their God, am with them and that they, the house of Israel, are my people, declares the Sovereign Lord.” – Ezekiel 34:30

As God moves in His might, we cannot help but know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that He, alone, is God.  His presence will never leave us nor forsake us, and He calls us His people.

There will come a day when His peace will reign, and all of the panic, pain and perceived punishment shall pass away.  The ultimate outcome was determined long ago on the cross at Calvary, and those who are willing to embrace His forgiveness and grace, are equipped and enabled to follow His way, both today and always.  Our ultimate destination is determined by whether or not we choose to follow Him.

When we are His, He hears our cries and comes as our ever-present help.  The struggle is rarely stripped away, yet His strength is certain to be supplied.

Today, I am tired.  Everything in me, craves rest.  However, I know that as I choose obedience, He meets me in each moment and will both sustain and supply all that is needed to navigate this day.  In Him, there is rest.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You make it abundantly clear to us that You are the Lord our God, and that we, the believing body, are Your people.  Thank You that You pursue us, protect us, and provide what we need.  Thank You that You are sovereign and omnipresent over and in our lives.  Teach us to live our lives allowing You lordship, and the rightful place on Your throne.  Protect us, lead us and guide us, so that we may persistently press on to all that You are asking.  Lead us to listen and love like You.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present