Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
All powerful and wise Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name thankful for and remembering the extraordinary events recorded in Your Word (the Bible). Romans 15:4 “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” It is a great blessing to know that I can read Your Book (the Bible) and know that the God who created the whole world and everything in it, including me, is still the same God. Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
Thank you for the following examples:
1. In times when I need faith like Noah did building the Ark, direct me to read Genesis 6.
2. In the times when I need deliverance like Daniel did in the lions’ den, to read Daniel 6.
3. When I need encouragement to overcome difficult situations like Moses crossing the Red Sea, to read Exodus 14.
4. If I am having a problem with sin like David did with Bathsheba, to read Psalm 51.
As I read these stories and many others in the Bible, I thank You for Your consistent nature of love, goodness, patience, power, wisdom, mercy and grace. Psalm 145:3 “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.” It is awesome that You, the God who is involved in all these stories, is the same God who is living within me through the Holy Spirit simply because of my accepting the free gift of Your Son Jesus Christ as my Savior. Reading about all of Your past actions encourages me to live life now, and in the future, with confidence instead of fear.
Thank you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.