Today is a day to praise God for what He has done and who He is, Jehova El Elyon. He is the Lord God Most High, and He is with you.
How are you doing, friend? Don’t feel like praising God today? I understand.
Please, know that Jehova El Elynon is with you every day. He knows your situation, and He cares for you. I don’t know about you, but for me, praising God in song, prayer, or thoughtful reflection seems to wipe away a downward gaze. Have you tried it?
When we focus on God instead of our circumstances, we can be encouraged by remembering what He has already done. He is the Creator of the universe, and that includes you. So, why not decide to be a praise warrior today. It will put a smile on your face.
Prayer and Praise
Lord God Most High
You are the Creator of the universe who cares for each one of Your children. You are worthy of praise. Every day You demonstrate Your power and love for us. Even though You are above all, we can speak directly to You anytime because you are with us always. We can bring You our thanks and praise, but You listen just as intently to our concerns, and You provide for our needs. We praise You Jehova El Elyon, our God most high, for all You have done and what You are doing in each situation.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Reflections on The Lord God Most High
They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer.
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High [Jehovah El Elyon], Creator of heaven and earth,
–Gen 14:22 (NIV)
In Reflections on the Psalms, C.S. Lewis writes that praise is “inner health made audible.”
I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth! –Psalm 121:1-2 (NLT)
Be encouraged and keep looking up to the Lord God Most High. He is with you, and He is truly where your help comes from.
Your friend in Christ,
Join me for this series where we’ll explore the Names of God in letters to my friends, prayers, and excerpts from touching devotionals. I wrote a collection of prayers and words of encouragement to a dear friend and mentor struggling through an illness. My friend is fully recovered now (praise the Lord), but I was so encouraged in the process that I wanted to share that encouragement with you in this year’s 31-Day Writing Challenge over on the Five Minute Fridays. Our host, Kate Motaung provides daily prompts which you’ll notice in the Table of Contents on the page liked below.
Click this link to find all the posts in the Names of God series.
Inspired by Tony Evans book, Praying Through The Names of God (2014, Harvest House Publishers)
This post is the first installment of the 31-Day Writing Challenge 2021.