Many times we forget that the Lord has already won the battles that we are to face. “Greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world.” The bible says it, so why do we have such a hard time accepting it? Chalk it up to human nature, fear, or maybe we spend too much time listening to self-doubt when it comes to obeying God.
All we will allow ourselves to see are the obstacles; never seeing the opened doors set before us. We desire to be single minded and focused on the things that truly matter in life, when all the time we jump from one crisis to the next, without having a real plan to work on until the issue is resolved.
Who is this king of glory? The Lord strong and mighty in battle. Always remember that we need God, but he doesn’t need us to fulfill his purpose. If we decide to turn away from God’s will, then, he will raise up another person to accomplish his will. Lord, help us to be sensitive to the spirit.
We can’t lose sight of who we are, and how we were raised to know right from wrong. It was from the very beginning, that our lives brought hope to a nation who faced insurmountable challenges. That hope is in Jesus Christ, and in knowing that we are redeemed. If you don’t know this King of Glory, there is no better time, than the present to find out just who he is.
1 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
4All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.
5Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.
6Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
8The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever: forsake not the works of thine own hands. Psalm 138
I may not live up to your expectations, but I know that if I keep trusting God that everything that I do, although flawed, will be perfected through Christ. We spend our whole life trying to reach some predetermined goal, but when will it be enough? When will we learn to accept what the Lord has given to us? He can take our imperfections, our ill-fitting roles, and make them perfect. He shapes them, through his word, as we learn to trust in his will for our lives. More and more every day, I realize that I’m not multi-tasked. I’m easily overwhelmed with responsibilities, which leaves me even more determined to make my work perfect. Now, I know that I’ll never be able to reach perfection; but, if I’ll do my best and lay my feeble attempts to do something for the Lord on the altar; God can take my offering and make it comply with his standards of perfection.
Where I fall short in ability, the Lord will lead me through to success. When he breathes new life into my plans, I can know that nothing is impossible with God, if I’ll learn to trust him. Perfection isn’t possible in the flesh, but as we learn to allow Jesus to direct our steps, he promises to perfect the things that concern us. It’s time to wait on the Lord until—Give God all of the praise, today.
Click on the link to find out more about who he is. Who is This King of Glory? (opens in a new window.)