Day 21 -Have You Forgotten?

Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom. (Isaiah 40:28)

Sometimes our days come crashing in on us and we can’t help but feel defeated and a little deflated.  There are tasks to complete, chores to accomplish and deadlines to meet.  We begin our day with hope only to come home exhausted, frustrated and a little bit disillusioned by it all.  Have you been in this place?  Have you experienced this kind of day?  In Isaiah’s day, God’s people were in exile in Babylon, and things did not look good at all.  The prophet Isaiah had both words of correction as well as words of encouragement for a displaced and punished people.  Better days were on their way, God had not forgotten His people…but perhaps they had forgotten Him.

Perhaps we cannot relate to a time of exile and persecution like this, but we can relate to being forgetful in our relationship to God.  It happens, and when it does like the Prophet Isaiah’s reminder, we need a reminder of our own.  Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  The Lord is the everlasting God!  Coupled with this promise of God’s persistent love and presence is this promise:  “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:18)

If you have forgotten this, let me remind you once more:  You are a son or daughter of the Most High!!  Perhaps our perspective needs to broaden…perhaps our dreams and our spiritual reach into this world needs to be greater…perhaps our faith can be stronger and longer lasting when we recognize just who we are because of Jesus Christ!  Be encouraged fellow Citizen and child of God!  You are highly favored and loved!  So live like it and let the world see His reflection in you!

Prayer:  Dear Lord, help me to remember your strength and power in my life today.  Guide me when I forget who it is I serve.  Thank you for making me your child!  Help me to live this out loud today!  Be with me, strengthen me with your might arms and enfold me in your protection and grace!  -Amen!

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