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Exalt, Elevate, Extol!

April 16, 2015

Today’s Word

Bits of Information & Inspiration

 

Today in History

1521 – German reformer Martin Luther, 34, arrived at the Diet of Worms, where he afterward defended his Ninety-Five Theses, first advanced in 1517. At the Diet, Luther refused to recant his ideas “unless overcome by Scripture.”

Inspirational Words

“For I seek not to understand in order that I may believe; but I believe in order that I may understand, for I believe for this reason: that unless I believe, I cannot understand.”
– Anselm of Canterbury

Today’s Word

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
—Psalm 145:1-2 (NIV)

Thoughts on the Word

The way we praise God forever, the way we honor our pledge to give him glory for all the days of our life, is really pretty simple: we do it today. As long as we praise God today, the forever takes care of itself. So as you commit to lift high the name of God and praise him for all eternity, remember the place it starts: praise God today — not only in the things that you say, but also in the way that you live!

Prayer for Today

Mighty God and loving Father, today I want to tell you how marvelous and wonderful I believe you to be. You are righteous, faithful, holy, and merciful. You are tender, loving, and yet magnificent in glory and incomparable in strength. You have redeemed me from my sin and given me hope beyond my own death. You have filled my life full of good people and have promised me a home with you. You, O God, are without peer and without rival. You are my King, my awesome and majestic Father. In Jesus’ name I praise you, today and forever. Amen.

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