Daily Devotion

Good morning everyone,

“But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all Your works.” Psalm 73:28 Charles Spurgeon said, “He who is willing to declare the works of God shall never be silent for lack of wonders to declare.” This is a true statement. This verse is a fitting way to end the 73rd psalm. Asaph struggled throughout this psalm with the apparent prosperity of the wicked and he was feeling jealous. It didn’t make sense to him. But, once he entered into God’s presence, he had clarity. He, as he put it, “understood their end” (vs. 17). How often do we put off coming into God’s presence until we have no choice but to come into His presence? Would it not save us lots of confusion, heartache, unnecessary stress, and a host of other things if we just simply go to Him first? Asaph recognized this and ended his discourse with verse 28. It is good for us to draw near to God. James 4:8 reminds us that if we “draw near to God [then] He will draw near to [us].” In drawing near to God, we will be able to better see His goodness and blessings which we should tell to those around us. Our God is a good God; a good Father. There is no one like my God! He gives me blessings everyday, most of which I unfortunately miss. As Psalm 68:19 says, “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits.” He blessed me with a good Father’s Day with my family and some friends. He has given me two part time jobs and has provided for me and my family during this time of transition. It is amazing to see how He has brought me here to Oregon and how everything has played out. Even looking ahead at the opportunities and doors He is opening for my family proves His goodness. Not to mention His amazing love, grace, mercy, kindness, patience…..the list goes on and on. Declare His works O Christian! The world needs to hear what a good and great and mighty God is our God! Blessings from Oregon. ~ Alex Neuman

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