Thursday, January 10, 2013

powerful truth

Wherever we go there is opportunity to see and hear God.  We can ask God to open our eyes to see and our ears to hear, but if we don’t make a conscious effort for that to happen, it won’t.  When we see Him or hear Him, it ought to make a difference in our lives.

This week has been a time that I have seen God work.  The conversations around our worship service on Sunday were amazing as I heard some people talking about what God has been doing in their lives.  I have even had the honor of sitting in a tense meeting this week and seeing God work through a difficult situation for His glory.  It was totally covered with people acting our out of gracious.  It really was awesome.  I’ve also had the opportunity to sit and listen to the waves at the ocean.  It’s not only relaxing but inspiring.

Yet one of the places where I heard from God the strongest was before my feet hit the floor.  It happened through a discipline God led me to a couple years ago in reading through the Bible each year.  I picked up my phone and opened up the app.  I read through some chapters of Genesis and was then led to Psalm 8.  There I found, again, powerful truth.

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!  Your glory is higher than the heavens.  You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength,
silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.  When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that you should think about them,  human beings that you should care for them?  Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor.  You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority—the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents.  O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

I’ve read those verses before.  Most likely I have heard them, read them and even repeated them verbally and through song many times.  But I was struck this morning by the powerful truth of God.

He loves us and He is awesome.  No matter where we go, God can and will meet us there.  When we are watching and listening, God will meet us there and reveal powerful truth.

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