Fresh News from Heaven

Care for some fresh news from heaven today? Here's the headline: God rules the world.

If your church or mine is a grain of sand, the kingdom of God is all the sand on all the beaches in all the world. If the United States is a grain of sand, God's kingdom is all the sand on every beach in all the world. We are part of a huge movement of an amazing God who loves us though we forget and need to be reminded to pray and thank him, and to be reminded that He rules the cosmos.

Psalm 103 reminds us that even though God is ruler of the incredibly big universe, He's also incredibly attentive to our lives, and this is newsworthy today . . .

Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

I like what Steven Furtick says about our prayer etiquette with God. We normally say, “Please” then “Thank You” but with God it’s “Thank You” and then “Please” . . . in the Lord’s Prayer it’s “Hallowed be your name!” and “Let your kingdom come!” then “Please, God, give us daily bread.”

And daily bread is what we need today. We need to take one step closer to the Father, His Son who died for us, and to realize that the Holy Spirit wants to walk beside us and even to live within us.

Ain’t that great news today?