Daily Devotional ~ Rest In God
Worship: If you'd like to play a song before you begin or while you read, may we recommend "No One But You" by Hillsong Worship.
Daily Verse: “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”
☆ Psalms 46:10 NLT
Let's Talk About It: As God has called us all to rest, are you heading His call? Is this your first thought that maybe that's what all this coronavirus is about?
I was at a service a few weeks back and was told what corona means in spanish. It means crown. Incidentally, the world has crowned this virus with glory. They praise it. They won't stop speaking about it, to the point that the entire world, and all systems within have bowed to this virus.
It's not like we have much choice. We are but flesh and bone. We do not have immunity (though apparently 25% of us do as we are walking around infecting others, without symptoms ourselves). Or do we?
You can turn off your tv, pick up your Bible, and rest in His presence by reading the Word. You can turn off the news and turn on worship music. Listen, I believe the sooner we bow in reverence to the Almighty, the sooner this thing will be over.
It's time to enthrone God once again as King. He is the King of Creation. He is the King of this nation. He is the King of our schools. He is the King in our hospitals. He is King to the financial systems. He is King to the global economy. He is the King of our hearts. And He is the King of our homes.
Rest today, dear friend, knowing that God cares about you and all you need to do is rest in His love today.
Additional Reading: Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
☆ 1 Peter 5:7 NLT
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for the beauty that is today. Who created such a beautiful place for us to live? No one but you, El Shaddai. Lord, I thank you for what you are doing in this world. I know it doesn't make sense. I certainly am not grateful for lost jobs, financial hardship, and the like, but God, I trust you, and I know that you have a plan. You are doing a great work. May we all be accepting of your will Father and rest in your presence. Father, your Word says that when the enemy comes in like a flood, you God, raise up a standard against it. We lift high Christ Jesus, for we know that He is that standard. He has conquered death and the grave. His blood heals. Thank you for your divine plan, Father. I humbly ask that your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I love you Jesus and in your name I pray, amen