Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are God.
Dear Heavenly Father,
So often, we think of you being distant from us, yet how can that be when the universe is contained in you? You are not distant; you hold the universe. So where can we go that you are not already there? You provide all that we need in this life: air to breathe, food to eat, water to drink, clothes and shoes to wear, and places to sleep. You created this world for us to live in and give us tasks to do while we are here. We pray today we will do your will in serving you and others out of love for what you have done for us.
You are our God, and we give you thanks. You are the only true God here from the beginning of all creation. Moreover, out of love, you sent your Son to us because of the corruption of our sins, the selfish, loveless things that we think or say and do condemn us. There is no way we could or should be able to come near you, our holy God. Yet, Jesus lived that perfect life in love toward you and others (us), then credited us with his perfection. He suffered the punishment of our sins on the cross so that we would have eternal life. In the forgiveness Jesus won for us, we are reunited with you, resulting in us dwelling with you into the ever after. You are our permanent dwelling place.
Lord, thank you for loving us so much that you made salvation possible so that whoever believes in Jesus will have eternal life. Please allow us opportunities to share this good news about salvation with those who do not know your gospel. Please enable it to travel to places we may not be able to go, so others will know you are their God and that you sent your Son to save them. Please soften their hearts and have your Holy Spirit start faith in them so they will also know and believe in Jesus as their Savior. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
God provides you with everything you need, including the way to salvation. Believe in Jesus, your Savior; he has already forgiven all your sins, and forgiveness from Jesus is the key to paradise.