Psalm 100:3 (nirv)
I love the first line of this verse: Know that the Lord is God. But at first glance, it seems kind of obvious, right? Of course the Lord is God, that’s why we’re all here. This is one of those times that the Bible isn’t trying to be obvious. This is a time for reflection and digestion.
Our flow is going to be a bit different today, so now is a great time to pull out your journal, because this is going to be a day of interactive reading. Here we go: What does the name God mean to you? Set a timer for 3 minutes and in your journal, write down your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and ideas about God.
For me, the name of God evokes a lot of emotion, but the primary one is love. I also think about strength and power. When I think of God’s character, I think of patience and kindness. Hopefully you’ve come up with your own list.
With our journals in hand, let’s return to our verse for the day, specifically that first line. Know that the Lord is God. Read it again, but this time, replace the name of God with one of the qualities or things you listed in your journal. Here’s a few examples from my list:
Know that the Lord is loving.
Know that the Lord is patient.
Know that the is strong.
Take some time today to meditate on and digest those truths. We’re called to remember and focus on who God is, during times of happiness and struggle, on the mountains and in the valleys. He’s unchanging and always there; He’s God.
See exercise in devotional section.
For the ability to rest and trust in knowing that the Lord is God.