Day 2: Tuesday April 14
Have you ever felt that during this time of social distancing things are busier than they once were? While staying home with family is a blessing, for many families it brings more chaos as kids need help with school and parents are trying to find quiet moments and spaces to work. So how are you handling the new 'normal?'
As we review the Scriptures from today's devotions, let's meditate on what God is teaching us right now.
Psalms 73:23-24- Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.
2 Corinthians 3:18- And we all, with unveiled faces, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
The concept of the God who created the entire universe, who created time, and most intimately created my own life wanting to transform me and take me into His glory just astounds me.
In the Old Testament, I am reminded about how people could not just enter God's presence. In fact, there were only a handful of people allowed to see the glory of God face-to-face. What a gift we have through the Holy Spirit to know His glory and to be transformed more like Christ.
How are you allowing God to lead you with His counsel during these times?
How are you being transformed by His truth and glory?
How is the Holy Spirit guiding your thoughts, words, and actions each day?
Hebrews 13:15- Through Him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name.
Part of this transformation of becoming more like Christ is praise, not just in good times. But all the time.
No matter our circumstances, trials, or thoughts, He is always worthy of praise. His promises are true, and He is always with us.
How are you praising God today?
Do you ever find it difficult to continually praise Him in the chaos of social distancing?
I pray that just as in our devotional today you are able to find some quiet time. Some time to rest in His presence and focus on His promises and faithfulness. He Is Worthy.