Adoration (Praise God for who He is and ask Him to reveal more of Himself)
Read: Psalm 90:2
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit India and partner with a couple of local missionaries there. On the second to last day there, we took a drive to the northern border town of Darjeeling, which was right on the outskirts of Nepal and the Himalayan mountains. As we approached the city, our friends told us that Darjeeling existed in the shadow of the third largest mountain in the world, Kangchenjunga. Honestly, I didn’t think much of the statement until we got to the city. Stepping out of the car, I saw what was very likely one of the most breathtaking things I’ll ever see: Kangchenjunga took over the entire view. There was no sky to be found; only the enormity of the mountain was in sight. Immediately, I was reminded of the verse in Psalm 90, “Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”
This past Sunday, Pastor Jeff taught us the importance of understanding the phrase, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” What does this statement mean to you? How difficult is it to live out this sentence in your everyday life? If you’re like me, it’s incredibly difficult. Of course, I want God’s will to be done, but in the day-to-day routine, it is so easy for me to step into a “my will be done” mentality. So, how can we focus less on ourselves and more on God?
Look at the mountain. See where God is moving in your life. See where His power is at work. Just like Pastor Jeff said yesterday, “Begin with the end in mind.” Praise God for who He is. Honor Him for his power and strength. Adore Him because of his unfailing love. When we begin with God instead of ourselves, our perspective begins to change to “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Pray: Father, thank you for your incredible power and your unfailing love. Even before the mountains were created, before you gave the stars their place in the universe, you named me and gave me a purpose. Teach me to focus on you over myself, even when things get difficult. Help me to see You in every situation, so that I may give you glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.