Our call to worship this week is Psalm 20:5-9.

May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests. Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!

This psalm is one of many that offer praise to God for His protection and His might. It reminds us that our strength is not enough to stand against the evil we face. Only through God’s provision for us are we able to be successful.

We sometimes pride ourselves on our technology and knowledge, thinking we have accomplished something ourselves. The truth is all the wonderful things we can do are only through God’s loving gifts to us, enabling our minds and hands to invent and build. Jesus tells us without this connection to God “you can do nothing” (John 15:5).

We must remember that we were created in God’s image, to be in relationship with Him. He made all things for our use, and wants only our good. Turn to Him and let His love make a difference in your life!

Loving Lord, thank You for all Your wonderful gifts. Help us to use them wisely for the good of all Your children. Amen.

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