The Victory Song [Jeremiah 51]

14The LORD of hosts has sworn by Himself:
         "Surely I will fill you with a population like locusts,
         And they will cry out with shouts of victory over you."

15It is He who made the earth by His power,

         Who established the world by His wisdom,
         And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.
    16When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens,
         And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth;
         He makes lightning for the rain
         And brings forth the wind from His storehouses.

This same God " who made the earth by His power," did so with wisdom and understanding.  According to Jeremiah 29:11-12 He also has amazing plans for us.  He in invites us call to Him and come and pray to Him.  He promises that He will listen and that He will be found by those who seek him with their whole heart. 

Can you grasp this, dear one?  He is mighty and powerful. So far above us (transcendent) and yet draws us into an intimate relationship with Him (immanent).  Hang on to both aspects as you walk through today.  Grab onto His strength and embrace His love.

Father God, we praise You that You know the plans You have for us, plans that are full of hope.  We praise You for being the Lord of host who has sworn by Himself. You made the earth with your power, wisdom and understanding.  Enable us to call on You today for that power and to seek You with intention.

Verna McCrillis, 11/22/2010