By: Tim Sader
Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen. (Psalm 72:19)
Last week we learned that Christ is the firm foundation for us to build our lives upon. Our song was Cornerstone by Hillsong. We praise the Lord forever because His name is glorious. All the earth is filled with His glory if we will open ourselves up to Him. Today our song is Forever by Kari Jobe. The link to this song is https://youtu.be/mv4LRl2KI2M or search for it on YouTube. The Son of God waged a war on death from the grave to break the power of hell. The ground shook and the stone was rolled away on the day He was raised. His love for us could not be overcome so death where is your string? Our resurrected King has rendered you defeated. Forever He is glorified, lifted high and risen from the grave; He is alive. Many times I have seen His glory show up in the strangest of places where I would have never expected it to. On the Sunday before Easter 2014 I heard today’s song for the first time at her church, when I was dating my wife. The song was beautiful and it brought tears to my eyes when I heard it but it didn’t seem any more special than the other songs that day. The following week on Easter I went to my home church and this same exact song was played there. This was rare for them because they usually don’t do cover songs but on that day they did. This was one of several God moments that began to show us that our attraction was so much more than physical, it was spiritual too. Before meeting my wife we were coping with the loss of loved ones so the Lord was turning our morning into joy and dancing. We were singing praises to the Lord and we will praise Him Forever (Psalm 30:11-12).
We have no one in heaven but our God and nothing on earth should we desire but the Lord. Our flesh and heart may fail but God is our strength and portion forever (Psalm 73:25-26). We should look to none but God to be the ultimate provider for our needs. We belong to Him, sheep in His pasture, we get to praise Him and proclaim His name for all generations (Psalm 79:13). God is good so we will want to praise Him always. We declare His love stands firm Forever, faithfulness was established by Him in heaven (Psalm 89:2). We can know His love for us is true and praise Him because He is faithful to do His word. His statutes are our heritage and should be the joy of our heart to follow. Our heart needs to be set on keeping the decrees of the Lord (Psalm 119:111-112). When we do what is pleasing to the Lord and His word we are opening ourselves to experiencing His glory in our lives. Jesus is the bread of life from heaven. If we partake of Him we will live Forever. The bread is His flesh freely given for every life that lives in the world (John 6:51). When we make Christ our Lord we are choosing to be with Him for all of eternity. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and Forever (Hebrews 13:8). What He did in the past He can do for us today and what we face in the future He can handle. Nothing is impossible for God. We have been born again of imperishable seed through the living and enduring word of the Lord. We are all like grass that withers and our glory like flowers that fall and die but His word will always endure (1 Peter 1:23-25). We must not love the things of this world or the love of God is not in us. Lusts of the flesh and eyes as well as the pride of life are not from God but from the world. The desires of this world will pass away but whoever does the will of God never dies (1 John 2:15-17). The will of God is that we would believe in His son and follow His word so we can experience His glory Forever.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16