Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? (Exodus 15:11)

If you’ve been with someone long enough--a friend, spouse, or even Jesus--the spark of newness changes to something more familiar. Once the initial rush of emotion has dulled, you need to intentionally share experiences and conversation in order to grow together in the relationship, not apart.

This is as true for our earthly relationships as it can be with God. After years of being a Christ-follower, it’s easy to lose the wonder of who He is and what He has done for us. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve fallen into the trap of remaining unmoved by Him, simply because He is a constant part of my life. So here is what I want to remember today:

He is glorious. See Exodus 15:11 above.

He is close. 
The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. (Psalm 34:17-18)

He has called me his own.
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. (Isaiah 43:1)

He loves me.
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. (1 John 4:9)

Thank you, Jesus, for being who you are. Remind me to rest in your mighty power and your even greater love. Amen.


Glynis Becker is a writer living in Rapid City, South Dakota. She works full-time as the administrative coordinator at her church, as well as being a wife and a mother of two teenagers. She writes inspirational fiction and devotions, as well as co-writes screenplays. Her first co-written film, Sinking Sand, will be distributed in early 2017.