The King of Glory

The beauty of creation in all it’s majesty, complexity, and diversity testifies to the glory of God. (Romans 1:20) I am in awe at the colors, the sights, the smells, the sounds, and how God has uniquely created me to experience all of this. If earth is this incredible and beautiful, I can’t imagine what beauty awaits in eternity. Spoiler alert, neither can you. (1 Corinthians 2:9)

 

For just a moment stop and think: regardless of what twists and turns we experience in this life, a day is coming free from death, pain and suffering. All the former things will pass away. Jesus Himself will wipe every tear from our eyes. Everything will be made new… (Revelation 21:4-5)

 

For every follower of Jesus, this is an incredible promise to look forward to. But while we eagerly wait for the completion of God’s work in humanity, let’s never take a day for granted. Take the gift of this new day to love deeply, forgive quickly, and spend each moment loving Jesus and loving others.

Just Trust Jesus

I like to play the “what if” game. I’m often reminded that I can’t always control my circumstances or the world around me but I can control my actions and how I respond. I understand that the worries in life can be overwhelming and the anxiety can rise in the hearts of the most faith filled believer. Come to Jesus and cast all that on Him because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).

Tonight it’s time for us to humbly admit that God alone can do what we are powerless to do. Jesus calls us to seek the kingdom of God and every thing we need will be given to us as well (Matthew 6:33).

Tonight no matter what tomorrow holds I want to share 3 powerful promises from Scripture:

1. In Christ we can know a peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7)
2. When we come to Jesus we will find rest for our weary and burdened souls (Matthew 11:28)
3. In our time of need, in Christ, we can boldly come before the throne of God to find mercy and grace to help us (Hebrews 4:16)