It is a rare Christian who truly knows how to appreciate God, especially in their prayer life. Yet, the book of Psalms and the Gospels are full of this. Christ did it often in the presence of His disciples, and the apostles modeled it throughout their ministry. Nothing moves the heart more joyously than singing of the holiness of the God we serve.

Does our admiration and love to God depend on who He is or what He can do and does for us? We are grateful to God for all the gifts He has given us, and we should be grateful. It is right and proper that we should be, but this is a lower, elementary kind of love. As a Christian, we need to push beyond this and come into the presence of God, enjoying the infinite holiness and excellence of God and admiring Him for who He truly is. This is the love of God’s excellence where we want to stay in the presence of the Most High God. God is faithful to us no matter how unfaithful we are or have been.

PRAYER – Jesus, in this situation I have nothing to offer of my own ingenuity or strength; I need your wisdom and power as badly as I need the air that I breathe.  As I move forward may I do so in desperate dependence on You every second.  I joyfully and unreservedly confess that I am inadequate to answer Your call, in fact, I can do absolutely nothing without You.  I’m not able to handle this situation on my own and any good that results must come solely through You.  I simply ask You right now to flow through me, Lord Jesus, and cause me to stay out of Your way. In Your name, Amen