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Friday, September 17th, 2010

Day 195

“I will extol Thee, my God, O King;
and I will bless Thy name for ever and ever”
Psalm 145:1

The greatness of God’s favor towards us is unsearchable. We do not know the depth of all His works on our behalf. These are of such a magnitude that it would be hard to contain the knowledge of it all. Who is a God like our God who first loved us? Where in all this earth and throughout our lifetime has such a profound and deep love ever been seen? There is nothing in our humanity that is able to come close to expressing this greatness of our God.

This greatness is magnified by His special favor to His children. He first loved us when we were unlovable. His goodness brought graciousness, compassion and mercy to us. These came to us in gentleness and because of it He has made us great in Him. Yet, even as His children, we sometimes are unaware of how He keeps us. We easily live within ourselves. But, His goodness is to all and His tender mercies surround us in our life. He upholds all that fall and raises up those bowed down.

The Israelites in the wilderness forsake Him, but He continued to give them provision. He satisfies the desire of every living thing. Even in our sins, He is kind to us, patiently waiting for us to see the error of our ways. He even seems reluctant to chastise until there are no other options. This is His greatness and His glory towards us. His love is beyond understanding.

“My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord:
and let all flesh bless His Holy name for ever and ever”
Psalm 145:21


Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Day 102

“Blessed is the man You choose, and bring
near You, to dwell in Your courts”
Psalm 65:4

Have you ever thought about this? We are ‘blessed’ by God! Usually we are blessing God, but this is the reverse. It is very prevalent in the word. It was the foundational teaching of Jesus when He cited “Blessed are the . . . ” and cited the many instances of how we become ‘blessed’ in Him. Yes, He has chosen us to be His children and we are ‘blessed.’

What does this mean? Blessedness is to be characterized by the quality of God. We are conformed to Him. God indwells us and because of that we have God’s nature in us and the kingdom of God within. Think about this – He dwells in us. This is what blessed is about – to be fully satisfied. This is what God has done for us, His children.

O, how great a salvation we have. We do not need to seek satisfaction from any outside source. There is nothing in the circumstances of life that can bring us satisfaction. It is Christ within that satisfies us. And it is progressive. Blessedness will grow in us as we come to the fullness of Christ. As we grow up in Him it will become deeper and deeper. It is for you today. Now.

“You are blessed . . . for My sake”
verse 11