From Our Friends at National Day of Prayer!
“Having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith” Colossians 2:7b
So many times, we read through sections of scripture too quickly. We don’t pause to let the truth ‘soak in’ to our souls. Having ‘been’ … past tense, accomplished. God did it, accomplished it, now it is done. WE who have believed, have ‘been’ firmly rooted in Him, the Lord Jesus! And NOW, we are being, present tense, ‘built up’ upon that firm rooting that He has already put into place. That is a firm position. Remember the old hymn, “How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!” We can exalt Him because of what He HAS DONE, IS DOING, and WILL DO in our lives! We could just stop there and say, ‘Amen’ … but there is so much more in these words.
Lest we miss it, this is not about us, it’s about HIM! We exalt HIM! We are ‘firmly rooted and now being built up in Him’. In Him, Jesus, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. He is Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace! He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow, and tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the Glory of God the Father!
Through His work, that He has accomplished, is accomplishing, and will accomplish in our lives – we have been, we are, and we will be established, confirmed, and secured in our faith – in Him. It’s from that firm place, that we have confidence and boldness to cry out!
Let’s pray … Father God, we exalt You! We exalt You for what You have established in each of our lives. We exalt You for establishing us here in America, at this time, and for this season. We exalt You for establishing our faith in You, and our trust that Your Kingdom will come and that Your will will be done, here in our nation, just as it is in Heaven. You are worthy of all of our praise. You are Holy, Holy, Holy. For eternity, we will sing Your praises! For eternity we will exalt Your name together! In Jesus Name, Amen.
Rejoicing in Hope,
Vice President, National Day of Prayer Task Force
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The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.
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