You are God, the Father
You are big,
...really, REALLY BIG
You are more than mighty,
...Almighty - ALL mighty
Mighty enough to hold a galaxy high,
...to place a star in the sky
...to move a mountain
...to carve a canyon
...to hold my heart
...to lift my soul
...to draw me near
...to make me whole
Wholly complete in Your strength,
Completely Holy in Your grace.
You are present
You are present everywhere
You are always in the present here
Present with me
You actually WANT me to be in the present with You
Not regretting the past, because You are present now
Not worrying about tomorrow because You are already present there too.
Right here, right now, You are all we need.
When we are stumbling in sin, You are there
When we are crumbling under pressure, You are there
When we are numb from depression, You are there
When we are dumb and deaf to Your truth, You are there
When we are too busy for You, You are there
When we are running on our own strength, You are there
When we are flying high and forgetting You, You are there
When we hit bottom and, finally, turn to You, You are there
You never leave us nor forsake us
Like Hosea to his bruised and beaten harlot wife, You carry us home.
You are omniscient
You have ALL knowledge and there is no scrap of knowledge that escapes You.
You know the Biggest of things
...how many galaxies there are and how many solar systems in each one.
...the weight of every mountain and the depth of every ocean floor.
...the length of every tall redwood and the breadth of every mighty oak.
You know the smallest of things
...every boson particle and it’s infinitesimally small existence is completely catalogued
...every quantum relationship between points of space is a maze You have completed.
...every molecule in every morsel
...every crawling critter in the Amazon.
...every word of every book
...every color of every feather.
...every drop of water.
You Know me
You know every hair on my head
...the story behind every scar
...the reason behind every sign
...and every tear
You know our dreams and desires
You know our needs, what we REALLY need.
You know our frustrations and fascinations
...our mistakes and our rebellions and Your love endures.
You are Good
No malevolence exists in You nor can even stand in Your presence.
Your goodness reigns down on all of us whether we recognize the source or not.
You are the Source of all things good
...the laughter of a child who “gets” a joke for the first time
...the warm handshake of a welcoming stranger
...the tight hug of a dear friend
...the encouraging words of a respected mentor
...the “thank you” of someone who responded to help given
Every positive experience is from You
...a walk in the woods hand in hand with a loved one
...a talk with your child about sweet memories
...a cool breeze on a hot and humid day
...a cold creek to wade through
...a hot fire, roasting marshmallows
...the strum of a good guitar
...the bow on the violin string
...the equation solved
...the test completed
...the “yes”, I will marry you
...the “I do”
It is all from You, and so much more
You are Sovereign
You are a Perfect Ruler
The Kingdom under Your dominion is perfect
You are Trustworthy
When we acknowledge You, You make our paths straight.
When we lean on You, You never fail
When we reach to You, You are within reach, You pick us up
When we cling to You, You hold us even tighter.
You never let go.
When we have nothing to offer, You have everything to give
When we give back what was Yours in the first place, You are pleased with our gift.
Our small little lives mean the World to You.
You are God, the Father, and You love your children.
Your love never fails.
"10,000 Reasons" is inspired by the song of the same name written by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman. The lyrics "...for all Your goodness I will keep on singing ten thousand reasons for my heart to find." I like to mean it when I sing it, so I was convicted to list off AT LEAST 10,000 reasons to sing in praise to my Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you as you join me in this praise. — Ken Shackelford