ADORATION – Reflect on God’s Greatness
GOD IS WISE
All God’s acts are accomplished through His infinite wisdom. He always acts for our good, which is
to conform us to Christ. Our good and His glory are inextricably bound together.
By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;
by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
Praise the Wise God
Praise Him because He is forever wise. Praise Him because His wisdom and goodness are bound together. Praise Him because in His wisdom, He is acting to make us like Christ.
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 your friends who do not know Jesus. Ask God to strengthen your friendships and to give you opportunities for gospel conversations.
Hebrews 1:1-3 – New Living Translation
Jesus Christ Is God’s Son
1 Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. 2 And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. 3 The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.
The creator and sustainer of the cosmos provided purification for your sins. This is his majestic transcendence and his intimate immanence. He is the God who is unlike humans. He is the God who has made us in his image. This balance is wonderful to contemplate. Think about this for a few minutes. Right now, God sees the most distant galaxies and the far stretches of the universe. He sees stars of immense size, collections of stars stretched out for light years. Right now, God sees all time as “now.” He has complete and immediate knowledge of everything that can be known. When the Bible says he has numbered our hairs, he is not being petty, he is being awesome. He doesn’t count sparrows or hairs, he just knows all that can be known. Some people believe that God’s transcendence makes him into an impersonal being, like a sort of super computer. A being so great that he is beyond involvement in the smallness of human affairs. This is a mistake; God is so great that he is both transcendent and intimately involved in the details of our lives. God is personal, not impersonal. He loves, he desires, he has joy, he feels sadness. He is paying attention to what you are doing right now. He sees inside the black hole, from which not even light can escape. He sees you right there, right now.