by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2014
Sometimes when the news circulating is dire, it is good to pause and focus on the Lord for He is our Peace. Simply because of who He is and what He promises, we have nothing to fear. We can contemplate the wonder of the God we are blessed to know and serve and just focus on the blessings of this moment and His presence in our circumstances. This is worship–eyes on Him, extoling Him in light of who He is and His promises. Worship is our offering to Him–an expression of our trust. And by it, we are strengthened for the next moment of what is unknown but to all but our Lord. In addition, He responds to our worship with an outpouring of His power into our circumstances beyond what we ever could have imagined. What a mighty God, we serve! Oh, Lord, we can receive Your peace, for our Peace is who You are! Let us pray. ~ Elizabeth
Wonderful Savior, magnificent Lord, You reign. As far as the heavens are above the earth stretches Your authority. Nothing is outside Your span of ultimate control. You allow evil to exist and this is anything which chooses to follow self-rule over Yours—pretending that by our choice we can actually have authority over ourselves to lead good lives.
But there is no goodness outside You. And what the enemy means for evil, You do use for ultimate eternal good. You see that which treats us in ways and causes us to have hard experiences which never would have been Your will for us. Your right hand prepares a response and Your infinite compassionate loving heart—while Comforter even now—longs to wipe every tear away. And this you will do when once our battle and choices here are done and evermore we are in Your presence.
There we will be ever in Your love where there is nothing but Your love. With You finally forever, all that is not of You will have lost its temporary hold and power and have fallen away where it is no more.
Majesty, Majesty, Majesty, You are. How great You are with Your ways beyond our understanding!
We are so thankful to You that You are not leaving us to find our own way out of this exile for You know we cannot. It’s how you created us! You have a rescue plan of restoration and reconciliation to relationship with You so we can receive once again that life for which you created us.
Awesome God, how wonderful You are! There are no words in the languages You have enabled us to develop—based on what we see, know and understand with our human, God-made capacity–to express how thankful we are for You, only You. Majesty, how we love You! How we adore You!
Your plans are from eternity to eternity and You are never finished using all plots with which the enemy strategizes to destroy in order to bring Your eternal good to Your many children. So thank You, Lord for this day. Thank You for the beauty You have placed in it beyond all the enemy’s schemes. Thank You for the stunningly exquisite work You are constantly about taking what looks to be damaged goods and knitting them into something beautiful.
The tapestry You weave together of all our lives is magnificent beyond description in the eyes of all those who choose to look to You. Therefore once again today, we rejoice that You are the Master Designer as we wait with childlike giddy anticipation and expectation for the unveiling of each new piece of Your awe-inspiring, intricate perfect design, which with our human sensibilities we cannot possibly imagine. You surprise us and fill us with great joy!
Personally, I thank You for Your design so far in my life, in the lives of all I love and all those for whom I am blessed to intercede. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Holy, holy, holy are You! Thank You for Your eternal, conquering, infinitely victorious reign!NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM God’s Wisdom is more precious than gold. This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com www.eaglesnestfoundation.org
Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist. She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way.
For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org Worship music audio clips can be found at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.
Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss. For information email email@example.com or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org