Preparing our Hearts for the Holidays — Day 29

Posted On November 21, 2019

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This is the final day of our journey. I pray that when you think of the holidays, that you will not just see the rush and the mess and the expense and the stress, but that your mind will also turn to the wonderful salvation that our amazing God provided for us, because of His steadfast love and faithfulness. There is truly none like Him . . .

 

ADONAI and ELOHIM

Adonai -“Master” or “Lord.” All God’s people ought to acknowledge themselves as His servants, with His right to reign as Lord of our lives.

Elohim -“Strength” or “Power”: He is transcendent, mighty and strong. This name displays His supreme power, sovereignty, and faithfulness in His covenant relationship with us.

Psalm 86:1-17 ESV – 1  Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. 2 Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you–you are my God. 3 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. 4 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. 6 Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. 7 In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. 8 There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. 9 All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. 10 For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God. 11 Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. 12 I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. 13 For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. 14 O God, insolent men have risen up against me; a band of ruthless men seeks my life, and they do not set you before them. 15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. 16 Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant, and save the son of your maidservant. 17 Show me a sign of your favor, that those who hate me may see and be put to shame because you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

Precious God and Father,

You are Lord of all; You are the Sovereign; You are self-existent, self-sufficient. All creation belongs to You and there is none like You.

Yet You are merciful and gracious. You planned and provided salvation for sinful men, according to Your steadfast love and mercy. You are good, You are comforter, You are my helper. You hear me when I pray; You intercede for me because I do not know how to pray as I ought to. You are a wonderful, mighty, incredible God, and You are my Father and I am Your child.

amen

 

THIS TOOL IS MEANT TO BE SHARED. To download a copy visit navlink.org/names-of-God Sources: The Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer; Names of God, by Nathan Stone; and God of Glory, by Kenneth Landon.

Preparing our Hearts for the Holidays — Day 28

Posted On November 20, 2019

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OUR INTERCESSOR

Knowing our temptations, God the Son intercedes for us. He opens the doors for us to boldly ask God the Father for mercy. Thus, God is both the initiation and conclusion of true prayer.

Hebrews 7:22-25 ESV – 22 This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant. 23 The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, 24 but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

Romans 8:31-34 ESV – 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died–more than that, who was raised–who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

Lord God,

Not only are You Father, not only are You the Spirit who indwells me, but You are also God the Son, interceding for me. What a specific, intentional relationship! Thank You for Your great salvation.

amen

THIS TOOL IS MEANT TO BE SHARED. To download a copy visit navlink.org/names-of-God Sources: The Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer; Names of God, by Nathan Stone; and God of Glory, by Kenneth Landon.

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