Day One: “He”, by Jill Adams
He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD.
Psalm 40:3 (NLT)
Today is day one of our “7 Days of Prayer”. Thank you for joining us on this journey of prayer, encouragement and hope as we head into the WGRC Growing Together Fundraiser.
Our focus verse is from Psalm 40:3, “He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.”
This verse starts with two little letters, “H…E”, and these two letters are packed with so much identity we can’t even begin to grasp it all. Looking at who God is helps us to find out who we are…in Him. The first verse in the Bible tells us “God created”, which makes us His creation. Someone He formed with His own hands and His very breath, made in His image and likeness. A resemblance of Him. This sounds pretty special.
Jesus called God our Father. As someone who lost her earthly father at a young age, this is my favorite title for Him. And since He is called Father, that makes me His daughter. How could I be called anything more special than that? A daughter who is loved beyond measure and forgiven continuously. Completely His. I mess up, He fixes it. I fall down, He picks me up. I am weak, He makes me strong. I turn the wrong way, He turns me around. I cry, He wipes my tears. I belong to someone who just wouldn’t have it any other way, and so do you.
What I have discovered is that He is more loving than I have ever given Him credit for, and discovering who He is has made all the difference in who I am and am becoming. What a dad we have. He is truly incredible.
Please pray with me: Father, You are so good in so many ways. Help me to see me the way you see me. When the liar comes to steal my identity, help me to replace the lies with your truth. Let me be mindful of who I am in you, someone worth living and dying for. I am a joy in my Father’s Eyes and a treasure to seek. Thank you for being all you are and creating me. I love you Father. Amen.