Today I spent time being glad. Choosing to see all the blessings that God has brought my way. I reveled in His presence and thanked Him for His unfailing love and constant, everlasting goodness toward me.
These beautiful lyrics from Miriam Webster resound in my heart as I finish this day. I pray that these words wash over you afresh. Wherever you are on this earth, invite His rule and reign into your life and heart. He will make you glad!
“I will bless the Lord forever, I will trust Him at all times. He has delivered me from all fear, He has set my feet upon a rock. I will not be moved; and I’ll say of the Lord…You are my shield, my strength, my portion, deliverer, my shelter, strong tower, my very present help in time of need.”
What do you do when it’s freezing cold outside, and the rain is pouring down? Have sweet meals with friends, drink quality coffee, and listen to Christmas music! It’s been such a wonderfully lazy Sunday today. My afternoon was spent with one of my favorite holiday worship albums - “Jesus Christmas” by Hillsong.
I know that today’s lyrics aren’t strictly a Christmas song, but I’m coming to realise more and more that so many songs of worship could double as Christmas songs if we just played them seasonally. “Jesus What A Beautiful Name” is one of my all-time favorite songs of worship. It was written by a then-fifteen-year-old Tanya Riches during her time at Hillsong.
It’s a simple song of adoration and celebration of Jesus; of all that He’s done for us. It also features many different names of God, which I love - how beautiful to be reminded of all the different facets of God.
As we begin this last week of advent, and we look forward with anticipation to the day of His birth, I pray that you behold Him anew; that you see Him face-to-face. If you already know this song, sing along to the lyrics and marvel at His loving kindness. If you’ve never heard this song, I encourage you to find it (Spotify and YouTube) and behold the beauty of His precious name afresh.
All Things Are Possible - original print from The Worship Project.
Some quick encouragement for your journey! Our salvation is guaranteed through Jesus Christ.
Jesus tells of the great inheritance that awaits those who leave earthly things for His sake…Matthew 19: 25-30
“When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. Many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.”