You, O Lord, reign forever, Your throne endures from generation to generation. ~Lamentations 5:19
In the beginning was God, and always will He be. Though nations, rulers, leaders, and all who have any authority at all, have tried to destroy the Word of God from going forth, He continues to reign forever in the hearts and lives of those of us who know Him as Savior and Lord. When we have endured life and its struggles, disappointments, and hurts, our hope is affirmed in knowing that God is with us forever, infinitely seated high on His throne. He is wise and holy, just and good, unchangeable and unmovable, mighty and strong, and all-sufficient and almighty. God is our Provider, Our Healer, and the Lifter of our souls. He is our Savior and our Redeemer, and He reigns forever and ever, now and forever more.
Dear Father in Heaven: You are the One, the Holy and anointed One – great is Your Name in all the world. I praise and honor You as my Savior and Lord. No matter what the circumstances may be in my life, my heart is encouraged by knowing that You are there, seated on Your throne. Forgive me when I take my eyes off of You and allow discouragements to steal away my hope. Help me Lord to trust You more, knowing that You are, and forever will You be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
You O Lord forever reign; Your end will never be.
Seated high upon Your throne, one day for all to see.
WHITE BEAN SOUP
2 (15-ounce) cans navy beans, drained and rinsed
2 (14½-ounce) cans chicken broth
1 cup water
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¾ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies
½ – ¾ cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Combine beans, broth, water, onion, and garlic in a large pan. Add chicken, spices, and chilies. Cover and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. If thick soup is desired, remove lid from pan and cook longer. Pour into bowls and top each with shredded cheese.