God is Great, God is Good

November 15, 2020

I am excited right now! My puppy is with my husband so I can have peace and quiet in my office. That doesn’t happen a whole lot. My first thought… “Yes! I can dig into the Word!” As the world gets crazier and crazier, and fake news is everywhere, I seem to crave God’s truth.

I grabbed my favorite Bible and opened to:

Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, In His holy mountain. Psalm 48:1 NJKV

I would like to stop right there. This one verse is enough to think on all day long. It reminds me of the simple prayer below. As a child, you may have prayed this before a meal. I could not determine the author of this prayer. Thank you to learnreligions.com for the image.

A family at a dinner table with the following prayer text: God is great and God is good, And we thank God for our food; By God's hand, we must be fed, Give us Lord, our daily bread. Amen.

The verse and that prayer have two things in common:

  1. They both start with establishing God’s greatness.
  2. They both paint a portrait of a right relationship with God.

Acknowledging God’s greatness is a great way to start every meal, every day, every prayer, time of worship or devotion. Calling Him great before asking for anything speaks of our submission to Him and realization of our weakness without Him. We know that, in His love, He will answer in the way that is best. In the relationship between us and God, our part is to acknowledge we are flawed and He is not.

Great is the Lord by Michael W. Smith

This song will bless you! Dwell with the Lord as you listen or sing of His greatness! Personal note…Together, my husband and I and all of our guests, sang this as the last part of our wedding ceremony. It was the most joyous sound and experience ever! It is like our joy is greater when we praise God with others of the same desire. God truly is so great and so, so good!

Dear Father,

You are great and the greatest thing that ever happened to me. Your love knows no bounds in loving and forgiving us, guiding, teaching and protecting us. You do so much!! Please guide my heart to become more like yours, where I love and praise You and I love and forgive others easily. Thank You for my daily food and my spiritual nourishment I receive from Your Word. I love You! Amen

Love and prayers to all,

Tina


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