Monday, June 4

Finding His Majesty

Read Psalm 8

Struck by Majesty. In awe of His greatness. It is not every moment or even every day that I consider glory.

Humbled to my knees? Not often.

"Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!" Psalm 8:1

When was the last time I was bowed flat when I considered the work of His hand?

"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place." (verse 3)

And taking the time to think on His awesomeness and be humbled that He cares for me?

"What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?" (verse 4)

It's actually all-together easy to neglect the awe-inspiring side of God. We cling eagerly to his friendly attributes, the ones that comfort and make us feel warm and loved.

But to be caught in exuberant praise? That takes something special.... doesn't it?

On a trek through the Redwoods, my husband and I searched for "the big tree." We drove from park to park asking, "Where is the big tree? You know, the really big one." We were searching for that one tree that would shock our socks off by its size. All around us were big trees. They were bigger than any we had seen before, but surely not what we were looking for.

We left that day disappointed to have missed out on grandeur. Come to find out, we were in the right area, even the right park, but we left our search too soon. The "big one" was there all along, but we never saw it.

Do we as Christians miss out too? Going through life without ever finding the knee trembling, awe inspiring, spectacular greatness of God's majesty?

What does it look like in every day life, surrounded by the mundane? How can we possibly grasp it?

Majesty isn't always found in the "huge." While gorgeous mountain ranges, crystal turquoise waters, and night skies will always inspire, majesty is found every day in the small things.

"Let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe." Hebrews 12:28

Let us be thankful. To worship with reverence and awe requires little things. Little bits of thankfulness that pile up until we see a glimpse of God, his glory so majestic it is blinding.

Let us live a normal life in the light of majesty by taking each moment to him in thanks. It sounds simple.... it is not. Until a habit is formed, hours or every days will go by without noticing the little things that are given in grace, accepted in faith, and promised as worship.

But this day we can start fresh, making a point to bow, to search.... to find His majesty.

Written by Alysun P. who blogs at Peters Paradise. Paradise not in a "palm tree" kind of way, but a contented, thankful, normal, but blessed life.

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