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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Glory of God

The Glory of God

“When they hear what you have to say, God, all earth’s kings will say ‘Thank you.’ They’ll sing of what you’ve done: ‘How great is the glory of God!’ And here’s why: God, high above, sees far below; no matter the distance, he knows everything about us.”
Psalm 138:4-6

Who could even begin to touch on such a vast topic as the glory of God? It goes so far beyond what our human minds can comprehend. The Bible tells us that the “heavens and the earth declare His glory”. His glory is shouted in a sunrise. It is whispered in a sunset and roared in the ocean’s waves. His glory is clearly seen in every part of His creation. From the minute ladybug to the grand Mt. Everest, His creation definitely sings of His glory, but as I read Psalm 138, His glory is spoken softly to my heart.

God has done great things and He, Himself, is great. Our hearts sing his praises and we shout “Hallelujah”, but why? Do we praise Him because He created all things. Does the sunset itself make us want to shout? Do the oceans’ waves or the splendor of the sea make us want to praise Him? Yes, it most definitely does, but what stirs our heart to praise Him with our lives is not merely the glory we see through His creation, but what we clearly see through His intimate interaction with His creation, with us.

Psalm 138 says, “How great is the glory of God! And here’s why; God, high above, sees far below; no matter the distance, He knows everything about us.” He knows everything about us, and yet He loves us. He sustains us. He desires intimate fellowship with us. He has saved all those that put their faith and trust in Him.

I praise Him that He created the heavens and the earth. I praise Him for the beauty of creation. I praise Him that He is the creator of all things and He is ruling all things from His throne high in the heavens. But, oh, how I praise Him because He sees me from where He is. He knows everything about me, and yet He loves me and gave His life for me. He talks with me and reveals Himself personally to me.

Yes, He is Creator, my Creator! He is God, my God! He is Savior, my Savior! He is Redeemer, my Redeemer! I sing of the glory of God because He is my own, intimate God and has chosen to reveal His glory to me! I praise Him for the glory I see in His majestic creation and glorious works, but my heart shouts because I see the glory He reveals through His love and intimate fellowship with me.

Thank you for the awesome wonder of your creation and the works of your hand, but oh, how I praise you that you see me from where you are and you have made a way for me to have fellowship with you. Thank you for your glory that is revealed in the still quiet moments that I spend alone with you.

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Blogger Denise said...

Bless you dear one.

July 16, 2008 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

How true! Thanks for the reminder of God's far reaching glory!

July 16, 2008 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Beautiful post, Tammy,

Thanks for sharing,

July 16, 2008 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

So uplifting! I needed this today!

July 16, 2008 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger windycindy said...

Amen, Julie! Thanks for the glorious words and reminders. Cindi

July 16, 2008 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

What an encouragement!
We should all read and meditate on the word and the awesomeness of the Lord from a personal perspective...not in the 3rd person!

July 16, 2008 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Truth4thejourney said...

How true, God is all powerful, all knowing, the great I AM that I AM! Somehow in His majesty and glory He finds the time to know every detail about me! Even the number of hairs on my head. It's not hard to love a God like this. We cannot even understand this kind of care and love, but it feels good and worthy of praise.

July 16, 2008 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Darnelle said...

Wow! That was like a Praise Party!! I had to miss church tonight and was missing the worship. Not anymore! What a word!
(P.S. - loved your blog post showing the homeschool room. Made me realize that it's time to get started organizing!)

July 16, 2008 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger LauraLee Shaw said...

Powerful, worshipful, anointed post. You took me to the Throne.

July 17, 2008 at 4:15 PM  

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