“‘I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,’ says the Lord God. ‘I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.’” - Revelation 1:8 NLT
As human beings, we are limited by time and space. We think in terms of what we can see, comprehend and measure. Just trying to comprehend God never being created is a stretch for our minds because of our limits to time and space.
Well, understanding our ability to work with time and space, let’s look at something regarding God that we will understand. God is the ‘Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end’. As He is the beginning, He is also the first. The enemy is not. He always comes to try and bring division. He will tell you that he is too powerful, that you don’t matter that much, or God can’t respond, or whatever lie he can come up with to make you think God is either not going to, or is not able to do anything on your behalf. But lock into the truth that the enemy has no power, God is your first. You are in covenant relationship with Him; you were made in His image; and you have His authority. You are part of Father’s immediate family and you matter a great deal to Him.
Now, say this out loud, “My Father is my beginning and my end.” Everything starts and ends with Him. He is your boundary line. Nothing exists outside of Him because everything is in Him. Today, no matter what you face, know that you will do it with God because He is your boundary, He is your beginning and end.
“I declare that that God is the beginning and the end of everything. He created all things and He is more powerful than anything we will ever face. My trust is in Him...”
"The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning." - Lamentations 3:22-23 NLT
God’s faithfulness is something that I will never cease to be amazed at, because I will never see the end of it. Romans 5:8 is one of many verses that confirm God’s love for us and it tells us that Jesus died for our sins and made a way for us to be in right relationship with God before we ever accepted Him. He chose you and I first knowing that there was a chance we may never choose Him, and yet He died to provide a way for our our salvation whether we choose Him or not.
Further demonstrations of His amazing love for us are His mercies. They aren’t ‘stale left-overs’ from last week, they are fresh and new each and every day. Every time we repent, He says He will forgive us and cleanse us (1 John 1:9). There is nothing we can do that will surprise Him or cause Him to fall off His throne and He has in fact promised that He will continue to pour out His mercies on us, fresh and new, every single day.
Know that today is yet another day that Father will again pour out His mercies over you. None of us deserve His love, but it isn’t based on what we deserve, it is based on His choice to love us. It’s because of what Jesus did that He thinks the world of you.
“I declare that God will never stop loving me. His mercy and kindness towards me never cease, but are daily fresh and new every. Every day is a new day and I will face it knowing that I will do it with the great faithfulness of my Saviour…”
“I declare your word to be a source of both wisdom and counsel. I will choose to hide Your word deep in my heart and mind so that I will not sin against You.” (Psalms 119:11)
“I declare that Your Word is reliable, faithful, never failing. It is alive my guide in everything. It is alive! It is powerful! it is sharper than any sword, knife, or scalpel and it cuts deep enough to separate the soul and spirit, the joints and marrow and discerns the thoughts and intents of my heart. Thank you for the power of Your Word.” (Heb 4:12)
“I declare that all God does is just and good, and all his commandments are trustworthy. They are forever true, to be obeyed faithfully and with integrity.” (Psalms 111:7-8)
“I declare that God’s glory and majesty is revealed in everything He does. His righteousness never fails. He shows us to his wonderful works daily. How gracious and merciful is our Lord!” (Psalms 111:3-4)
“I declare that I am blessed because my trust is in the Lord and He is my hope and my confidence.” (Jeremiah 17:7
“I declare that God is amazing, wonderful, glorious and all powerful! He is exalted above absolutely everything. May His glory shine over all the earth Because His unfailing love is greater than anything. His faithfulness is far reaching. I choose to thank You, Lord, for all You have done. I will sing your praises among the nations.” (Psalms 108:3-5)
“I declare Lord God that You are good. I give You thanks for all You have done. Your faithful love endures forever.” (Psalms 107:1)
“I declare that I am forgiven and cleansed. My Bible tells me that if I confess and repent of my sins, He is faithful and just to forgive me of my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness. So, I confess my sins now (do that as you pray this), I accept His forgiveness, and I walk in the joy of knowing that I am His, and I am in right standing with Him.” (1 John 1:9)