January 10, 2022
Theme of Week – Celebrating God’s Character and Provision
Day Theme – His Sovereignty
Scripture – 1 Chronicles 29:11-13
I have no musical talent, I know it and it’s quite obvious to the most casual of observers. I can’t even clap to the beat of the music. Maybe that’s why I am fascinated when I see a video of an orchestra rehearsing and there is the conductor, which every musician can see, controlling everything. With the wave of the baton and the nod of a head, that conductor brings the orchestra to life and the result is beautiful, moving music. During those sessions of rehearsal and performance, the conductor’s ear can tell who is on and who needs to go. That conductor is in control and knows every detail of those musicians when they are on stage.
Today, we praise God because He is sovereign. That means He is the ultimate source of all power and all authority of everything that exists. He is in control. That alone, makes Him worthy of my worship. As the conductor of our lives, He prompts each of us to join the output of the orchestra. He knows when we are to come in, our abilities and what we can bring to the to the team effort in building His kingdom.
In King David’s farewell address as he dedicates the physical resources for the building of the Temple (that will be left to the leadership of his son, Solomon), he captures the sovereignty of God in those 3 verses of 1 Chronicles 29. Do you find it comforting to know that God is sovereign and in control? If so, then praise Him today as David did thousands of years ago.
Themes to pray over
- ⁃ Thank God that He is orchestrating your life
- ⁃ Praise God that you can hand control of your life to Him, ask Him to help you yield to His plan
- ⁃ Praise God for His authority over this world
- A prayer for each of us from 1 Chronicles 29:11-13
- “Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.Amen
- A Question for you
- How do you demonstrate trust in God while the world, maybe even your world, seems to be crumbling around you?
- Additional Resources
- God Is In Control, a book by Charles Stanley
- Is God Really In Control? By Tim Challis