ADORATION – Reflect on God’s Greatness
GOD IS CREATOR The whole of creation came into existence through the will and power of God.
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
Psalm 139:14 “I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Praise God the Creator
Praise God for his creative power. Praise Him for creating your mind and body. Praise Him for creating the world we live in. Take time and praise him for different aspects of creation.
CONFESSION: Confess your sins to God and receive his continued mercy.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
THANKSGIVING: Giving thanks to God for his specific blessings in our lives.
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100
SUPPLICATION: Bringing our requests to God.
- Bring your personal prayer requests to God.
- Pray for Embrace. Ask God to use their work to protect the lives of unborn children and to lead mothers to trust in Christ.
Hebrews 1:1-3 – English Standard Version
The Supremacy of God’s Son
1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Jesus is like the rays of the sun. He is the radiance of God’s glory. He is like the wax imprint left by the signet ring. (That is the meaning behind “the exact representation of his being.”). This passage in clear fashion shows that Jesus is God. We are used to hearing and saying that, so we can easily miss how mind-blowing and how controversial this is. God, the transcendent, “wholly other” creator of the cosmos came as a man into our existence. God is three persons but one being. Got it? Of course you don’t, no one fully can. You can believe it, but you can’t fully conceive it. This is because we think in analogies. This is like that. He looks like him. But what do you do when there is a singularity? What happens when there are no analogies to God? You can only believe what he has revealed, and marvel. The Trinity is a stumbling block to some, but in fact, if the God of the Bible had not revealed himself as being a Triune God then we should not believe him to be the true God. Why? Because to be truly God he would need to be completely perfect without need of anyone or anything. But in order to be a personal being, able to express and experience love he would either need others or he would need to be able to express his love and personality completely in himself. Thus, we have the Triune God. Father, Son, Spirit…three persons in one being. Eternally independent and interdependent. What personal application does this heady truth have for your life? There are many, but one is this: God does not need you. God wants you. God doesn’t need you to love him, but you need to love him. He has no need of you, but yet he wants to be in relationship with you. No other relationship in your life can make this claim.