“Now, therefore, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the Lord, You alone.” Isaiah 37:20 NKJV
Sometimes my yearning to be known clouds my desire to make Him known. This is why Hezekiah’s prayers spur my faith. He believed that not only would God restore His life, but that He would restore His soul. His prayers were big and bold. They were not only for him, but for his city. He wanted to give God all the praise for what He had done in His life.
“Than Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the Lord, and said, “Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your sight…O Lord, by these things men live: And in all these things is the life of my spirit; So You will restore me and make me live…The living, the living man, he shall praise You, As I do this day; The father shall make known Your truth to the children. The Lord was ready to save me; Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life, in the house of the Lord.” Isaiah 38:2,6,19&20 NKJV
In the same way I am encouraged by Paul’s longing for eternity
…to make Him known through life and death.
“For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh….For our citizenship is in heaven, for which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able to subdue all things to Himself.” Philippians 3:3, 20 &21 NKJV
Dear Father, Thank you for your faithfulness. I am humbled that You would choose to use me in Your kingdom work. I praise You for Your redemptive work in my life. I give You all the glory. Amen.