Yesterday, I was driving on the turnpike and my mind started making a mental list of all the concerns that are weighing down on my spirit right now. We are in a valley season at our house – everywhere my husband and I look in our circle of influence we see a hurting friend or a critical need. I am tired. Sometimes, the cares of this life will make you weary.
But, God sees me. He knows my need. So, there in my car, His grace met me through a song. My radio dial is pre-set to a local Christian station, and as I sat there lost in my thoughts, suddenly God grabbed my attention through the lyrics.
Praise the Father, Praise the Son.
Praise the Spirit, Three in One.
Clothed in power and in grace
the name above all other names.
Yours is the kingdom,
Yours is the power.
Yours is the glory forever.
God graciously reminded me that today is His day, not mine. I can walk in confidence knowing that He is sovereignly orchestrating every moment of my day. He has a greater redemptive plan.
This morning, I got into my car and drove with greater hope and a sense of purpose. I lifted my heart to Him in prayer. Lord, Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory today and every day.
I found freedom in that 3-fold prayer --
Yours is the Kingdom:
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.” Hebrews 12:28
Yours is the Glory:
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Yours is the Power:
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3
I am so thankful that God’s grace reached out and refreshed my Spirit as I drove to work. May I never forget that my Creator God is firmly in control of every aspect of my life. He is Lord of all. His majesty fills this universe. Nothing is impossible for Him. As I lift my eyes to Him in worship, my perspective changes. As I surrender my day to Him, I find new hope. Through prayer and meditating on His Word, my mind is renewed.
I am His. Sweet freedom is mine as I rest in His care.
Lyli Dunbar loves teaching. For 17 years, she mentored teenagers in the Christian school setting, and now she has serves as Associate Director of Curriculum at Trinity International University Florida. Lyli married her Prince Charming in her 40’s and has a heart for encouraging young couples and singles in God’s waiting room. She enjoys road trips with her husband, connecting with women through Bible study, and reading way too many books. Lyli writes about life lessons and faith on herpersonal blog. You may also connect with her on Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest.
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