If the heavens declare GOD’S GLORY, today, what do your eyes behold?
If the Earth declares GOD’S GLORY, today, what do your eyes behold?
Psalm 19:1-6 Complete Jewish Bible
19 (0) For the leader. A psalm of David:
2 (1) The heavens declare the glory of God,
the dome of the sky speaks the work of his hands.
3 (2) Every day it utters speech,
every night it reveals knowledge.
4 (3) Without speech, without a word,
without their voices being heard,
5 (4) their line goes out through all the earth
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he places a tent for the sun,
6 (5) which comes out like a bridegroom from the bridal chamber,
with delight like an athlete to run his race.
The Word of God for the Children of God. Gloria! In Excelsis Deo! Alleluia! Amen.
If the heavens and the earth declare HIS GLORY, today, what do our eyes behold? What do we see with our eyes? What do we hear with our two ears? What gets our hearts and our souls pumping and thumping deep within us?
I pondered this thought as I was outdoors enjoying the new colors of Spring and began thinking and praying about the bigger picture of the whole cycle of the tree from death to life to bud, blossom and bloom, to leaf then fruit and the colorful changes of the Autumn season, then of the inevitable course, the falling leaves for the food and nourishment for the next generation or season of life.
For everyone who has ever lived, this is a grand design of the Great CREATOR, HIS Masterpiece spread out all over the earth for the world to see HIS GLORY.
Too many times in life we only look at the season we are facing and miss out on the bigger picture. We narrow our vision of God, the breadth of His handiwork.
I love the verse(s) so often repeated throughout scripture that says, “and it came to pass” repeated 463 times throughout the bible’s pages in the AKJV.
We need remember to envision this: whether facing mountain top (full color) experiences or the shadows of the deepest darkest depths of winter. HE is there shaping our lives to HIS purpose in History. And all these things will soon pass.
But it’s what we do with our vision of that moment, whether we learn or turn, whether we remain steadfast and faithful or deny HIS presence. HE said in HIS WORD, I will never leave nor forsake you, then God gifted to us all of complete length and breadth and height and depths of all Creation as His LIVING proof!
Thus, saith the Lord our God, this is MY Handiwork, and This is MY Promise….
God is 100% TRUE! HE will continue to do the work HE has started in us.
We can trust our God given; God gifted senses. We can live the 100% full life HE offers if we would only surrender to HIS will, power and presence in our lives.
So today as I look at the brilliant colors of Spring, I see HIS GLORY. As I think and pray through each season in the life of a tree, as I slowly ponder my own existence… as I go through these seasons in my life, I so thoroughly believe I still see HIS GLORY in my very own life. I very much believe HE is molding me with HIS personal touch as the Potter with the Clay, Sharpening me with the two Edges of HIS WORD.
Leading me by the still small voice of HIS HOLY SPIRIT.
Showing me HIS GRACE AND MERCY and LOVE by HIS own blood on the cross.
I so thoroughly believe MY GOD in whom I utterly trust has everything I need.
In the beginning God spoke into the chaos and chaos gave way to new creation. Chaos could not resist the voice of GOD, could not resist GOD’s creative hands.
Whether it is our springtime, our summer, our autumn or our winter season, living life with all our mistakes, the sins we bare, we must fully rely on Jesus as HE commands us to put our burdens upon HIM and take HIS yoke, HIS leading.
Some people say, “all I need is Jesus”,
but when it comes to HIS forgiveness and HIS presence in my life, MY abilities, MY capabilities, and HIS promise of HIS Eternal life to all who believe in HIM.
I return to the Words of the Psalmist David; I humble myself by what I see:
Psalm 19:1-6 Amplified Bible
The Works and the Word of God.
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
19 The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And the expanse [of heaven] is declaring the work of His hands.
Day after day pours forth speech,
And night after night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there [spoken] words [from the stars];
Their voice is not heard.
Yet their voice [in quiet evidence] has gone out through all the earth,
Their words to the end of the world.
In them and in the heavens He has made a tent for the sun,
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
The sun’s rising is from one end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the other end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
Reading, pondering and praying these words what I’ve come to realize is this…
All I ‘have’…
is this vision of God my Father and Jesus His Son and the Holy Spirit!
Without Trinity, I ‘have’ no vision of any future thing I want any part of.
No forgiveness, no mercy, no grace, no hope, no life, no love and no future.
NO FAITH AND FINALLY NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO 100% BELIEVE IN!
So, therefore, if I have nothing, I ‘am’ therefore, nothing.
Yet, I believe I realize with Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I ‘have’ everything.
I ‘have’ it all and more than what I could ever imagine.
My life is completed by HIM. Therefore to ‘have’ Christ, is to ‘have’ everything.
If I have everything, then my life is important here.
AND I AM SOMEBODY!
John 1:9-13 The Message
9-13 The Life-Light was the real thing:
Every person entering Life
he brings into Light.
He was in the world,
the world was there through him,
and yet the world didn’t even notice.
He came to his own people,
but they didn’t want him.
But whoever did want him,
who believed he was who he claimed
and would do what he said,
He made to be their true selves,
their child-of-God selves.
These are the God-begotten,
And in CHRIST JESUS, I have and am to Declare HIS GLORY.
HIS GLORY IS ALL I HAVE NEED OF IN MY LIFE.
And in that day when I enter into HIS Presence in ETERNITY, I will know and experience the fullness of HIS GLORY.
I am encouraged and I am motivated ….
I strive to ‘see’ HIS GLORY revealed by HIS GRAND DESIGN all around me.
Today, HIS BLESSINGS AND GLORY encompass and surround you…run, walk, stand, sit, lie down and rest in it.
Today, I pray you too will be likewise encouraged and motivated ….
Be Blessed in your spirit today…
In the name of God, the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit,
Let us Pray,
GOD, author of all Creation ….
The Heavens declare your Glory,
The Earth we walk on declares your Glory,
of the sun’s embrace
the gentle breeze swept in
by incoming tide
the rhythm of seasons
of new birth
death and recreation
All these speak so clearly
of your love
and your beauty
All are expressions
of your creativity
and more importantly of yourself
As an artist might share his personality
within each brushstroke
so within the myriad colours
of a butterfly’s wing
you share the exuberance of your love
That we can glimpse you
within creation is a beautiful thought
but also tells us
that you desire to be seen
to be found and known
Open our eyes, Lord
as we walk through this world
feel the wind and sunshine
see the majesty of creation unfolding before our eyes
to see you.
Gloria! In Excelsis Deo! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen.