Today's devotion is based on Psalm 113, "Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high. He raises the poor from the dust."
This psalm highlights how God disrupts our expectations. God is Lord over all things, 'high above all nations, and his glory is above the heavens. Yet, he is concerned with the well-being of the poor, the lonely, and the needy. He puts them in places of honor and blesses them.
God has done the same for us. He came to us while we were still sinners and brought us into his presence. We are no longer lost, helpless, or empty because we have been brought into a relationship with him. We can bless and praise the Lord, for God brought himself down to save us. We can ask ourselves, in what way might God topple our expectations to bless us and give him glory?
Please pray with me: Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for disrupting our human expectations and calling us sinners into your presence. Amen.