The Thirty Day Praise Challenge – Day 18

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He is the Incarnate Word of God

“In the beginning was the Word,

And the Word was with God,

And the Word was God.”

John 1:1

“And the Word of God lives in you.”

Revelation 2:14


Often when I sit down to write, the first thought that enters my head is, “I can’t.”  Does that thought come from Satan, my insecurities, past messages or a combination of all of those? Who knows? Thankfully, there is another voice that softly whispers, “I will enable you. I am the very Word of God, the author of all words and I live in you.”

 Finding the perfect word is always difficult and at times impossible. Yet, what’s impossible for me is never impossible for God. God the Father found a way to express who He was to us in one perfect word – Jesus. He was perfect expression of God in human flesh; fully God, and fully man.  Jesus took on a human body and dwelt among us so that we might have living proof of God’s love, majesty, forgiveness, goodness and grace. The Apostle John writes that not only did the perfect Word of God live among us, He now lives in us! This allows us to be the very voice of God to a listening world. Incredible, huh?  The more we praise Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word, the more He raises His voice in us and proclaims His glory to the on looking world.

Jesus Christ deserves all our praise because –

  • He is the incarnate Word of God. (John 1:1)
  • He reveals the glory of God to us. (John 1:14)
  • He was fully God, yet willing to put on human flesh (Philippians 2:6-7)
  • He was obedient to God the Father’s plan, even to death. (Philippians 2:8)
  • He provided for our atonement (Romans 3:25-26)
  • He conquered hell through His resurrection
  • He lives to intercede on our behalf (Romans 8:34)
  • He is the door to salvation (John 10:9, Acts 4:12)
  • He speaks His message through my life (Revelation 2:4)

Praise Challenge

Focus your praise today on the incarnate Word – Jesus Christ.   How is your life changed because Jesus came as the living expression of God the Father?  It’s easy to lose sight of how radically Jesus Christ has changed our lives. Spend time praising Jesus for His willingness to be God’s expression of grace to you. Praise Him for His death and resurrection.  Close your time of praise by echoing the words of the Apostle John in Revelation 15:3 –  

“Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty.

Just and true are your ways,

King of the ages.

Who will not fear you, O Lord,

And bring glory to your name?

For you alone are holy.

All nations will come and worship before you,

For your righteous acts have been revealed.”


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