Elohim hayyim, the Living God. El Emunah, the Faithful God. El Elyon, the God Most High. Adonai, my Lord and my Master. The One Who fattened the sky and land; Who separated the land with water and the water with land; Who spoke things into existence; Who threw the stars into space; Who made Heaven and Earth; Who made Adam and Eve; and Who has made everything that has ever existed. My Lord and my God, I spiritually lift You high and glorify You. I give You my heart, mind, soul and spirit and worship You.
Today, I take this moment to thank You that what is said to Your people in Your Word, both in the Old and New Testament, is relevant to all Your children. You guided Your people from the clutches of hate, evil, destitution and destruction then, and You do the same thousands of years later. I thank You that I am able to read, digest and consume those things, realising and being thankful for the covering I have from the Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ; from whom I have received a high calling. Help me to realise what my high calling is, be it great or small. You say in Your Word that within Your House there are many rooms and a place has been prepared for me. By Your grace, I will be ready. Help me to assist many to obtain the same, or realise what they have. Strengthen me, as the road I walk may be a lonely one, with no one on the left or right, but help me to stay focused. I trust in You.
And many people shall come and say, Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the law and instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.Isaiah 2:3 (AMPC)
Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord which you have spoken is good.” For he thought, “There will be peace and faithfulness [to God’s promises to us] in my days.”Isaiah 39:8 (AMP)
3A voice of one is calling out, “Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness [remove the obstacles]; Make straight and smooth in the desert a highway for our God.
4 “Every valley shall be raised, And every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged places a broad valley.Isaiah 40:2-4 (AMP)
Just look at your own calling, believers; not many [of you were considered] wise according to human standards, not many powerful or influential, not many of high and noble birth.1 Corinthians 1:26 (AMP)
Jesus Our High Priest
Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, [thoughtfully and attentively] consider the Apostle and High Priest whom we confessed [as ours when we accepted Him as Savior], namely, Jesus;Hebrews 3:1 (AMP)
So then, brethren, consecrated and set apart for God, who share in the heavenly calling, [thoughtfully and attentively] consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest Whom we confessed [as ours when we embraced the Christian faith].Hebrews 3:1 (AMPC)
20 Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament),
21 Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages).
Amen (so be it)Hebrews 13:20-21 (AMPC)