When we praise the Lord what does he gain? When we worship him in our morning meditations what is the benefit to him?
Each morning he wants us to come to life, this day—another day of his creation of each of us. The question that hangs in the air each morning is: Will we allow him to do this? Will our response to his creative love be “yes” or “no”? “Yes” is a prayerful heart spent in praise and worship! “Yes” is a following of God’s lead from moment to moment. This is the Journey of Faith.
The Journey of Faith is a growing discovery of God. On the one hand God is near; on the other, God is alien. That is why God reveals divine truth step by step. Discovering God is a journey, not an event. The journey takes a lifetime. It is a journey of faith during which our image of God and our relationship with God change. Gradually we discover God as a friend as well as a Father. Gradually, we appreciate that God is on our side.
My Friend, my Father—or better, our Friend, our Father—abide with me, with us. May your loving will be done on earth as it is in heaven.