A Daily Word from the Word for Monday, August 5, 2013
“Oh Lord God, You alone know.” – Ezekiel 37:3
Are you trying to make things happen for yourself, my brother? Are you focused on “doing you,” my sister? Then no wonder why things aren’t working out for you! The old saying “let go and let God,” while cliché, is a deeply profound truth, and a winning strategy to awakening the image of God within you!
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Letting go and letting God means giving your struggle of self over to the Lord, allowing God to release you from the bondage of You, giving Him full reign over you and your life, and living and flowing effortlessly in Jesus, Who is your complete freedom. Learn to bathe in the anointed Rivers of Living Water of the Father, and to bask under the Warm Rays of God’s Holy Spirit while lying on of the Shores of the Savior!
The Hebrew word for “Lord,” as used here, references God as Adonay (pr. Ad-o-noy), which is “Sovereign God” (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance). According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, “sovereign” means “most excellent, supreme, having undisputed ascendancy, absolute, unqualified in nature, unlimited in extent, possessing supreme power.”
In our study verse for today, it is the prophet Ezekiel who is responding to God, first acknowledging that God is Sovereign, and secondly declaring that The Sovereign Lord God alone knows. What does God know? God knows everything, because He created everything. Isaiah 46:10 testifies of this truth, as it rings throughout the universe: “Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure.’” Revelation 1:8 sings in agreement of who God is as it proclaims from the highest courtroom in Heaven: “‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,’ says the Lord, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’”
To “know,” used here, is yada (pr. yaw-dah), and means “to ascertain by seeing.” God is ‘El-Roi,’ the “God Who Sees” (Strongs). God knows everything because He created everything and He sees everything. John 1:1-3 declares that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” And Genesis 1:31 confirms this truth reinforcing “God saw all that He had made.”
So put your trust in God this day, family! Rejoice in the One Who made you, sees you, watches over you, is ever so mindful of you, and wakes you up each morning with His fresh mercy. Like Haggai, let us proclaim “I now have seen the One Who Sees me!” (Genesis 16:13). And let our resounding response to every situation and circumstance be to cast our care upon the One Who cares for us most tenderly and intimately; and to look up the Lord, and say “Oh Lord God, Sovereign Lord, you alone know!” And then let us rest completely in Him, our Adonay.
Father, thank You for being our Sovereign Lord, Our God Who knows all and sees all. Help us, Oh God, to let go of ourselves, completely giving ourselves over to You. Teach us Your Way, Oh Lord, and lead us in a straight path (Psalm 27:11). We submit our will to Your Will, our understanding to Your Truth, and our authority to Your Authority. We call on You to be Lord over us and over every area of our lives. We release every care over to You. In Jesus Name, we thank You that who the Son sets free is free indeed, and we are indeed free in You! (John 8:36). Amen and Amen!
Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to submit your every care, every concern, every worry, and every area of your life over to your Sovereign Lord. Choose to release yourself to the Father of us all this very day. Determine that every single day you will submit your thoughts to God Almighty. And continue to fight the good fight of yielding to Your Creator’s Right of Way; for God, your Divine Provision, has already given you the victory!
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do it today, right now, by saying this prayer out loud: “Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I am sorry. I truly desire to be saved and reconciled back to God, my Father, through You. I receive Your sinless Blood as payment in full for my sins—past, present, and future. I now call You my Lord and Savior, and invite You to live within my heart, and to permanently live within me. I make You Lord over me and over my life from this moment on. Amen.” Congratulations! You are now a child of God, made whole and made new, by the Blood of Jesus Christ!
God tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Be a blessing to someone by sending them this word of encouragement. If God did not already put someone in your spirit and on your heart that needs to read this uplifting message from above, simply ask your Heavenly Father who to bless on today. Forward this message right now by email, facebook, or twitter.
Jesus is coming soon!
May God Bless you and keep you always.
With warmest regards,
And, in service of The Most High King,
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Matthew is founder of HMD Ministries, and sits under the leadership of Apostle Dr. Don Lyon of Faith Center Ministries International in Rockford, Illinois, where he serves as an associate pastor.
All references to Hebrew and Greek words and meanings, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance © 1990 by Thomas Nelson Publishing. All dictionary references are taken from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary © 2013, unless otherwise noted.