by Dan Weyerhaeuser, Senior Pastor
Can you believe that you have another opportunity to meet with the Almighty right now? Before you do anything else, thank God that HE loves you and wants to be with you!
Then take a few minutes and turn your full attention over to Him. Ask Him to take responsibility for the things outside of your time with Him. (Actually do that!) Then ask Him to open your heart to receive what He has for you today. (Actually do that too!) My friend, your Father will not harm you! You can trust Him.
Read Psalm 102:25-30
What two things does this passage say about the creation?
Is it strange to think of the world “perishing?” It has been here for a long time. And for sure, compared to the world, we perish quickly. But decay is not something God experiences in the least.
What are attributes that we see of God here? Write those you see in the in an “Attributes” column. Then pause over each one, taking your time “savor” each until it brings you joy. Tell Him what you think about these things. (Note: this is “Praying the Scriptures.”)
The attribute of God we are most seeing here is called God’s “immutability.” He never changes. He cannot get better, He cannot get worse, He cannot mature. He is unchanging, and therefore completely reliable (unlike us).
Now, next to each attribute of the Lord you have written down, go back and write how each one makes a difference in your life. Then take time to thank the Lord for each one. (Take your time!)
Ask the Lord to bring to mind areas that you need to confess. Do so.
Take each of the benefits you have just captured above, and pray them for your family, friends, and church. Ask God to make these things known in their lives.
Who are two people you know who don’t know Him? Pray for them that God would open their hearts and give you a chance to love them.
What things are before you today that you need the Lord’s help with? Ask His leading and help that in each of these things, He would be honored!
When will you remember His faithfulness today?