Saturday, May 21, 2016

Declare His Glory!

Good Morning, Lord, I love you. What do you have in mind for me for today? I want to be a part of it!
I read the following passage in my quiet time this morning. I was immediately reminded of the song we sing in choir at church: Declare His Glory.

1 Chronicles 16: 8-36 NKJV
Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!
Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
Remember his marvelous works which He has done,
His wonders, and all the judgments of His mouth,
O seed of Israel His servant,
You children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
He is the Lord our God;
His judgments are in all the earth.
Remember His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations,
The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac,
And confirmed it to Jacob for a statue,
To Israel for an everlasting covenant,
Saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan
As the allotment of your inheritance,"
When you were few in number,
Indeed very few, and strangers in it.
When they went from one nation to another,
And from one kingdom to another people,
He permitted no man to do them wrong;
Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes,
Saying, "Do not touch My anointed ones,
And do my prophets no harm."
Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonders among all peoples.
For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised;
He is also to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
But the Lord made the heavens.
Honor and majesty are before Him;
Strength and gladness are in His place.
Give to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
Give to the Lord glory and strength.
Give to the Lord the glory due His name;
Bring an offering, and come before Him.
Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
Tremble before Him, all the earth.
The world also is firmly established,
It shall not be moved.
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
And let them say among the nations, "The Lord reigns."
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
Let the field rejoice, and all that is in it.
Then the trees of the woods shall rejoice before the Lord,
For He is coming to judge the earth.
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
And say, "Save us, O God of our salvation;
Gather us together, and deliver us from the Gentiles,
To give thanks to Your holy name,
To triumph in Your praise."
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel
From everlasting to everlasting!
And all the people said, "Amen!" and praise the Lord.

One of my goals this summer in the ladies Bible study is to emphasize to the power of God's Word in speaking to our hearts and giving us direction.
If I had to meditate on the above verses and ask the Lord to speak to my heart about anything He'd like for me to focus on or internalize, I think I'd start by highlighting all of the verbs:
Give Thanks
Make known
Sing, Sing
Let Rejoice
Seek, Seek
Give Thanks
Say Save, Gather, Deliver, 
Give Thanks
Praise The Lord

If I truly believe that God is the God of the Universe and that He really loves little, old ME, my life should be filled with verbs that recognize HIM. I should actively be worshiping, trembling, giving thanks, declaring His glory, praising, singing, remembering . . . .
Lord, help me number my days that I may gain a heart of wisdom. I love you and want to live my life as a vessel for your glory. Amen.


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