Read Isaiah 37:18-20
"Truly, O Lord, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations and their lands, and have cast their gods into the fire. For they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone. Therefore they were destroyed. So now, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone are the Lord."
• Are there any strongholds or idols in your life that you need God to destroy?
• Do you trust that the Lord will transform you?
• What steps do you need to take to make God the priority of your life?
Ever since Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, we have been a broken people. We make mistakes and bad decisions. But that shouldn't keep us from seeking God and growing in our desire to live for Him. King Hezekiah was no exception. He didn't live a perfect life. But we see in the Scriptures that he repeatedly came before the Lord and asked for direction. "O Lord, of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth, you have made heaven and earth" (verse 16). Hezekiah clearly recognized the God of Israel as the one and only God of the universe.
God is pleased when we praise Him by recognizing Him as our creator. He delights in a people who are not distracted by other gods and goals. It is the basics of living for God. Regularly recognizing God reminds us that we serve the One who made us. It brings us into a place of respect and thanksgiving as we remember what He has done for us. It also brings our prayers and desires into alignment with His. And our ultimate goal of life is to join into His mission on earth.
Lord God, you are our Master and Creator. Even though I have failed you so many times, you continue to show me love and forgiveness. I praise you today with a heart and mind that calls out to you as the one true God. In Jesus Name, Amen.