I have an OPPORTUNITY honor the King of Kings
1 Timothy 1:17.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God,
be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
If you found out a great king and queen were coming to your house, how would you prepare for their visit? What would you wear? What would you say?
Sometimes we treat God like a buddy rather than the Almighty King that He is. He wants a personal relationship with us. He wants us to talk to Him about everything, but He doesn't want us to forget that He is the Creator/King and that He deserves our worship.
I have an OPPORTUNITY to know my King better every day
Jeremiah 29:11-13. In these verses, God is speaking to His people, the Israelites:
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
In these verses, God told the Israelites that He had a good plan for them. He also has a good plan for us. It is God's job to work out the details of His plan. What does He say is our job? (
To seek to know Him with our whole heart.)
How do we get to know Him? (
Read His word, the Bible; talk with Him; talk with others who know Him.)
I have an OPPORTUNITY to obey my King
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will
keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will
come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Did you have an opportunity to obey God's words today?
Our days are full of opportunities to see God work! Yesterday we learned that Joseph had many opportunities to see God work! Most people would have given up or become angry with God. Joseph never forgot that God was in charge and that He can do anything! He kept doing his part, and He trusted God to do the rest.
WHY DOES THIS MATTER:
Because God is the Creator/King, He didn't make us puppets, but He gives us opportunities every day to be a part of His perfect plan.
Take a moment and honor God through praise. Praise Him for the things you love about His creation! Praise Him for creating you! Ask Him to help you do your part to get to know Him better, and look for opportunities to see Him work.
When something bad happens, stop and ask God to help you see this as an opportunity to:
- Honor my King
- Know my King better
- Obey my King
Watch to see Him at work; you will be amazed at what He will do!