THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
Key Bible Verse: You have exalted above all things your name and your word. (Psalm 138:2, ESV)
Dig Deeper: Psalm 138
God wants to be real to you right now. To accomplish this, sometimes he allows you to get in what seems like a hopeless situation – this is what he did with Martha and Mary when their brother, Lazarus, died (see John 11). He allows something you love to die so that you can experience a resurrection. He knows that when you see him for who he really is you will never view life the same again.
With this new understanding of who God is, based on his names, you will view all of life differently , even your ordinary daily experiences. God wants you to view them through spiritual eyes and not just your physical eyes. Many people rarely experience resurrections in their hopeless situations because they’re too earthbound, seeking to define God falsely by who they want him to be. They’re so tied to their expectation of God that they wind up missing out on the true, spiritual revelation of who he is.
I want to assure you that regardless of what you’re facing today, God is a God of hope, and he will provide a way for you to experience victory in your life. But the hope and victory you experience must be rooted in the truth of who God is.
– Tony Evans in The Power of God’s Names
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