~ June 28, 2020 – Morning Devotional ~
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
~ Hebrews 13:15, KJV ~
Today’s social climate is faced-paced, chaotic, and there is much demand on our time, talents, and energy. It is when we are distracted by the cares of this world that we turn from our gratitude toward God. He is sovereign and has provided all things for our good and well-being. Yet, we fail as disciples of Christ when we neglect to offer up consistent and daily praise and worship. Thanking Him for all good things that has been bestowed unto us. Yet, this is what scripture says – we are blessed when we praise and worship the Almighty.
It is not merely enough to enter into the holy sanctuary of prayer and meditation. It is enriching when our prayer and meditation includes daily praise and worship. It is part of our spiritual growth and discipline in the Christian life. If we fail to engage in daily praise and worship, we fall prey to the cares and anxieties of this world. Fear and doubt becoming an all consuming fire.
Take a moment and consider the sincere desire to be a worthy disciple of Jesus Christ. Consider all that our Sovereign Heavenly Father has bestowed unto you this day. The eternal love and life that is through His Son, Jesus Christ. Then, praise Him. Thank him with all humility and contrition. Praise Him for his sovereign grace and what he has done in your life. All day long, praise and worship him in your heart. Let this be a sweet incense rising up to the heavenly abode.
~ Today’s Prayer and Meditation ~
Heavenly Father, there is hope within my heart and a spirit of love and grace. I praise you with all my heart, might, mind, and strength. My hope and trust is in your Sovereign and Divine Grace. You are my refuge, my strength, my healer. You are my everything and I give thanks daily. In Jesus name, Amen.