Psalm 84:3 Lark Sparrow in Aronia Berry Blossoms, Washington County, Nebraska.
“Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, Lord Almighty, my King and my God.” Psalm 84:3 (NIV)
Living in God’s Presence
Only once a year the Jewish high priest was allowed to enter into the Holy of Holies in the Lord’s Temple. The Holy of Holies was where the Jews kept the Ark of the Covenant. God’s presence dwelled there.
Due to human sin, no other person could enter the Holy of Holies. Only the priest could enter. But birds, like all of God’s creatures, are without sin. It is thought that this psalm tells of a bird (and perhaps more than one) that built its nest in the Holy of Holies and had a home in the presence of God. How awesome!
Read all of Psalm 84.
Psalm 145:11-12 and Gunsight Lake and Mountain Majesty, Glacier National Park, Montana.
“They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and talk of Your power; To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts and the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.” 145:11-12
God’s Mighty Acts Today
The Bible speaks of God’s mighty acts. When we read through its pages we can read about the great things God did in the past.
The ancient Hebrew people were witnesses to these acts. But how do we experience His mighty acts today. We may not see Him part the Red Sea, bring down fire from heaven or instantly calm a stormy sea, but we can still see Him work in our life and in the lives around us.
If for some reason we don’t see His mighty works in our life nor in the lives around us, we can look at His creation. Many wonders of creation like mountains, are glorious powerful and majestic. How much more glorious, powerful and majestic is their Creator!
Read all of Psalm 145 and be blessed.
1 Chronicles 16:31 and Mountain Meadow and Wildflowers, Summit County, Colorado.
“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; and let them say among the nations, ‘The LORD reigns.'” 1 Chronicles 16:31.
Where Beauty Points
The beauty in nature points us to God if we would only dare to see it. Nature’s beauty romances our hearts and calls us to a better place that we long for. Deep inside we don’t simply just want the mountain, the flowers and the peace we find in nature. Deep inside we long for the Maker of the flowers and the mountains.
This is true for the Christian believer and the non believer, but only the believer dares to acknowledge God as the source and bows before Him. In God we find everlasting peace and beauty.
Sing praises to God and read all of Chronicles 16 in context.
Proverbs 31:28 and a Mother Prairie Dog with Offspring, Nebraska. “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband praises her as well” Proverbs 31:28 Celebrating Mother’s Day Praise God for moms! This is no greater honor than to … Continue reading →
Jeremiah 27:5 and Elk Grazing on a Plateau, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
“With my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth and its people and the animals that are on it, and I give it to anyone I please.” Jeremiah 27:5
Our God of Great Power
Wow! God reigns with exceedingly great power or omnipotence (He is all powerful). Through that power He created everything and He possesses all authority. All things belong to God, including governmental authority.
Though many leaders in government fail to acknowledge God, not one of them possesses any authority that God did not allow him or her to have. If they do not honor God, He will bring judgment upon them. No one rivals God nor can challenge Him. God alone rules.
By contrast, the devoted Christ follower calls on our powerful and holy Lord in prayer. The true follow of God desires to bow before Him with complete submission and humility. The Bible teaches that there is no greater honor than to serve God.
Learn more by reading all of Jeremiah 27.