“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
who was and is and is to come!”
9And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.
Today my Father has taken me back to the well and my heart needs to be reminded of His greatness. It is in worship and praise that he calms my doubts and relieves my stress. Throughout my walk with Him prayer has always been a special time for me, that connection and the ability to pour my heart out does something to my soul that I can’t quite explain but I never leave unchanged. It doesn’t matter where I am mentally, physically, or spiritually God always wants to talk to me. There are not many advantages to not being raised in a church however not being taught to bow my head and hold my hands and set humbly putting out my requests has never been a part of my relationship with Jesus. I don’t mean that to be disrespectful or harsh but this journey began with me screaming at the ceiling demanding if God was real that He come and save me. He not only heard but He delivered! We have had many conversations that began in the same manor and many that began with tears and brokenness, thankfulness, begging, pain and joy but the one thing that is always constant is they end in worship. “He knows when I sit down and when I rise up”, “he knows my inner most parts”, “where can I hide from Him”, the Bible says “let your request be made known” and so I do but He knows before I ask what is on my heart. Today I am looking at prayer a little differently; “you have not because you ask not” God has never been in the business of granting wishes but in having a relationship so the asking is the draw to the talking. Pastor Jeff has said many times nobody can see Jesus face to face and walk away unchanged and that is not only true for the first encounter but for every one that comes after it. This is the well for me where I drink from the living water, where I rest and where He strengthens me. No matter what state I am in when I get there hope is what I walk away with. “He restores my soul”, “God inhabits the praise of His people”, “today is the day the Lord has made”, “we are not promised tomorrow” prayer changes everything and today it changes me, it changes the way I look at my circumstances, it changes my priorities, it reminds me that I am not alone. How can I not remember the God of my salvation, my first Love? He is sufficient and I am refreshed, I can’t help but believe God is still delivering the manna from heaven and water from the Rock it is my perspective of the blessings I receive each time He reaches down to fill my needs.