Unspeakable Joy Devotional

5-November

 

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I Can Only Imagine. The song with this title popped up this morning by Mercy Me. I think it would be one of those situations where you could never really predict what you would do unless you were actually in the moment.

Malachi 3:1-3 “Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.”

Verse 2. But who may abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appeareth?

The thought of standing before God brings many thoughts and emotions. I think it would be one of those situations where you could never really predict what you would do unless you were actually in the moment. God’s overwhelming love would bring rejoicing, His wonder would bring praise, and His grace would bring humility. But what would you do before God?

While it’s hard to imagine what it will be like to stand before God in all His glory, the beauty of worshipping an intimate God is that we are able to stand before God every single day. His full glory is too great for us now but if we are aware of God’s presence then we are able to experience God in our everyday lives. The feeling of overwhelming love, the beauty of creation, the forgiveness you never thought possible, a room filled with laughter, the peace you have been searching for….all these are experiences of God. May you experience Him more now than ever before and so be able to identify Him walking beside you every single day.

Lord, You are beyond our imagination and when we stand before You, it is only then that we will have a greater understanding of the mighty God we worship. Thank you for being present with us every day. May we open our eyes to see You more. Amen.

Where have you ‘seen’ God in the last 24 hours?

 

 

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