Lord God, I acknowledge that all power and all authority rests with You. You are Sovereign over all the earth, the heavens and all that is in them.
You made them and by Your hand, all things are sustained and kept in motion. When Jesus says “all things are possible with God.” I have no trouble believing it!
There is no power that can stand against You.
So when I’m feeling lost, or overwhelmed, or helpless, or even hopeless, I will remember that my God can do anything! You can provide a way of escape. Or move mountains. Or work blessings out of tragedy.
You know of solutions I cannot even imagine. You can make a way, where there is no way.
You can give me strength when I am weak. Lift my spirits when I am down. You know how to encourage me when I think I cannot go another step.
You inspire me to begin a journey. And empower me to keep going. You reveal wonders to me that are beyond my understanding. And were I to spend every moment of every day for the rest of my life, I would not begin to see all the things that are possible with You!
You amaze me! I am so humbled and blessed, knowing that You are My God. And I worship You. Amen
Father, thank You for the example of the young man of great wealth who came asking Jesus how to be saved. He was seeking salvation by means of things he could do. Jesus named several commandments and the man acknowledged he had done those things. But he pressed on, “What do I still lack?”
When Jesus responded for him to sell all his possessions and follow Him, it wasn’t the money He needed. It was to be first in the man’s heart. But the man misunderstood and went away sad.
Father, I understand that it is not outward behaviors that earn me salvation. What You desire refers to the condition of my heart – whether You are my first love, my King, Messiah, Savior. I can never be good enough or totally free from sin. So You came and died on the cross, paying the penalty for my sin, providing salvation for me and everyone else in the world who would accept this free gift.
That is why when the disciples asked “Who then can be saved ?” , the answer was, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” You have made the salvation of the world possible
“You are the King of glory. You are strong and mighty. You are mighty in battle. You are the Lord God Almighty.” And I am in awe of You. Thank You for drawing near to me. Thank You that in Your power, You care for and love each one of Your creations. I praise You that in Your unfathomable greatness, You are a personal Father who leans down know me intimately. I am amazed by You.
Matthew 19:16-30: Psalm 24:8