Daily Archives: January 31, 2018

Exodus 7-9; Psalm 105; Ephesians 1

When I was younger, there was this author who became famous because he wrote these three books that really turned followers of Christ into the practice of being thankful and to focus on praising God into a powerful exercise. I love worship and learned a lot from this author. I bet when Moses heard how the Egyptians would know that God was the Lord and praise Him as such that he did not understand what making Pharaoh stubborn would do to fulfill that promise.

 But I will make the king so stubborn that he won’t listen to you. He won’t listen even when I do many terrible things to him and his nation. Then I will bring a final punishment on Egypt, and the king will let Israel’s families and tribes go.  When this happens, the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord. – Exodus 7:3-5  CEV

Regardless of life’s outcomes, God calls me to glorify Him – He calls me to praise Him, to tell everyone the amazing things He has done in my life.  So what has He been doing?  Well, if I did not meet Him each morning to find out what my plans were for the day, I probably would have nothing to share.

Praise the Lord
    and pray in his name!
    Tell everyone
    what he has done. – Psalm 105:1  CEV

I hear testimonies from older Christians who seem to have not much going on since they experienced something amazing with God 10 years ago.  Are they really saying that God has not been kind to them yesterday or the day before or last week?  I find myself praising God every day because everyday I wake up and breathe Jesus’ name into my prayer life and bible study. I am reminded of what God has done for me.  He did not do it just because of me, He does these things because He loves Jesus and so that is why I praise God every day.

God was very kind to us because of the Son he dearly loves, and so we should praise God. – Ephesians 1:6  CEV

Father, I am so sure that Moses had a hard time praising you through the ten plagues.  He only had your promise.  I have Jesus and I am so thankful because each day I can turn over to Him all of my worries and cares and anxieties and because Jesus’ loves me, He takes all of them and He carries them for me. I cannot think how any day I start is not filled with praising You for being my God, my Father. Today is no different.  I bless You and worship You and pray that today my life may glorify You for You are so worthy of being glorified. Thank You.

Erwin (evanlaar1922)

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