April 24

10David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,

“Praise be to you, Lord, 

the God of our father Israel,

from everlasting to everlasting.

11Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power

and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,

for everything in heaven and earth is yours.”  (1 Chronicles 29:10, 11)

1 Chronicles ends with this beautiful prayer from King David.  It is a good prayer to repeat and say to God.  Praise be to you, Lord, from everlasting to everlasting.  You, and you alone, God, are the greatness, the power, the glory, the majesty, and the splendor.  For everything in heaven and earth comes from you, God.

I have to remind myself of this fact every single day, multiple times a day.  Everything, more specifically “everyone,” comes from God.  In the midst of a national reckoning over how we treat police and how police treat criminals, I need to remind myself that we all come from God’s creations.  Not one of us is the same.  We are all gifted with free will and the ability to choose if we are going to live productive lives that aid in the progression of society and glorify our Heavenly Father.  Or are we going to choose to do our own thing, ignore law and order, and blame all our problems on everyone else.

Even when writing this post, I could continue on my rant, but that is what the devil wants.  The devil wants me to take the spotlight off praising God and putting it on the shortcomings of mankind. But I refuse to do that, instead, I will simply lift my hands and eyes to my Creator.  Thank Him for my life and this beautiful world I live in, and do my best to lift up His name each and every day, and pray that if I can hold that line, more and more around me will step to this side of faith and praise.  And soon our side will be crowded with nothing but people choosing to praise the name of Jesus and the love of our eternal Father.  And we will treat each other with the love and kindness Jesus teaches us to do.  If we can do that, all the problems plaguing this nation would disappear and we could finally focus on healing this land.  This country could be a country flowing with Milk and Honey.

Reading plan:  John 19:1-27

Deeper reading plan:  1 Chronicles 27, 28, 29

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