There are so many distractions in life – so many things that pull us away from what’s truly valuable. But when we set our hearts and minds on Jesus first, everything else falls into place.
In the midst of our busy days, it can be easy to say “I don’t have time” when it comes to sitting down and studying the Bible. But the truth is that we don’t have time not to spend time with God. We need Him to sustain us.
In scripture, names carry significant weight and meaning. God even goes so far as changing people’s names as He calls them into His heavenly purpose. The names of God are no different.
God came physically near to us 2,000 years ago. But He came near in every other way as well. He is “God with us” in all things.
As believers, there are so many reasons to sing, and it all points back to one thing: Jesus. Every line of this song lists another blessing of abundant life that is made possible by Him. The entire Bible is one unified, redemptive story that leads to Him. I wrote this song to be the first song of a worship set—a heart-focusing declaration that magnifies the one who it’s all about…Jesus.
One of the most beautiful things about the Bible is that it’s one big story, with each and every word of it pointing us to Jesus.
One of the hallmarks of God’s character is His faithfulness to us. It doesn’t matter who we are, what mistakes we’ve made, or what appalling things we’ve done – He’s always ready to welcome us back into His arms and forgive us.
One of the most unique aspects of having faith in Jesus is the joy that it brings. Other religions might use fear, shame, or manipulation to maintain compliance, but the freedom that we have in Jesus brings joy and peace beyond understanding – regardless of our circumstances.
What a beautiful thing it is that we who follow Jesus have so much in common on such a deep level. We cry out to the same Savior, pray to the same Father. We are citizens of the same kingdom, belonging to the same family. And we all share the same hope of a future in heaven.
We’ve partnered with Phil Wickham for this 12-part devotional series in celebration of Phil’s new album, Hymn of Heaven. Each daily reading corresponds with a song on the album!