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04/11/2023 - 05/11/2023 All day

So I will praise you as long as I live, in your name I will lift up my hands,” – (Psalm 63:4).

The scriptures inform us that in the order of creation human beings came last of a great creation order. There was first light, water, vegetation, birds, animals and finally “God said, let us make mankind in our image, in the image of God, male and female, he created them” (Gen 2:27).

One of the things we may note that all the above creation were lacking in one thing and that is the ability to praise God with all their being. Human beings defer from other creations in that they can lift up their hands and give praise in worship to the great living God of creation.

The ultimate purpose of why we were created was not because the Almighty was short of objects, after all we came last. Rather that we could praise Him who chose that we also feature in the number of His creations. As is told in the book of Revelations where all the saints are gathered, “Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “ Praise our God all you his servants, and all who fear Him, both great and small” (Rev 19:5, NIV). 

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray that I rise to give you praise, honor and glory for you are the God of creation, this I pray in Jesus’s name!

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    "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24)

    When in his missionary journey the Apostle Paul ventured into the city of Athens he was struck by two things. First, the Athenians spent most of the day doing nothing but talking about the latest ideas (Acts 17:21). In spite of that they could not figure out who the great God is and his plan for their salvation.

    Secondly, Paul noticed Athens was filled with temples and statutes all over. In fact he came across one altar marked with an inscription to an “unknown god” (verse 23). The Athenians were a very religious people, searching God but with no idea of his plans for salvation through Jesus.
    The experience of Paul travelling through Athens could be the same with any of us visiting our modern cities. It is easy to find folks arguing about where truth can be found on social media almost all day. And then also one can find temples of all nature rising across the city. This is usually where they have assigned and restricted God as folks go about their lives.

    One thing Paul reminded the Athenians is that in spite of all their great arguments and temples the truth was actually not far from them. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundary of their lands. God did this so that they should seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any of us” (Acts 17:27-28).

    Today, you may find yourself in a situation similar to that of the Athenians, where you are searching for the truth, yet it is so close to you. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the blessed name of Jesus, to know and share the truth of your salvation like Paul did for you are not far from any who truly desires to know you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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