Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thankfulness: From Hand to Heart Day 16

"Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever."
Psalm 136:3 NIV
       We often thank God for things, and people, and His marvelous deeds. But how often do you stop to just thank Him for being GOD?

     True love (such as the kind God has for us) isn't based on the things we do. God's love for us is based on who He *is*. And He is pretty awesome. This verse says it more eloquently:

"For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes." Deuteronomy 10:17 NIV  
  He is above all. There is no comparing Him. He is an 11 out of 10. When you think of all the things a god could be, or should be, He blows it out of the water. He is perfect. Literally.  He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent. He is every good thing. He is truth. He is life. He is love.

     I get a little teary-eyed when I try to wrap my mind around His awesomeness. It floods my soul and I am overwhelmed in the very best of ways. True worship is focusing on the attributes of God, and standing in awe. It really isn't hard to get to that place if you spend just  a few minutes thinking about His holiness and righteousness. We should feel as Isaiah did:

 "And they [the angels]were calling to one another:Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;    the whole earth is full of His glory.”
 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King,the Lord Almighty.”" Isaiah 6:3-5 NIV (emphasis mine)

    Doesn't that just make you want to fall on your knees? We serve the Lord of lords...

Today's Reflection:
Spend some time on your knees (if you can) thanking God for who He is. We serve a God like no other, and He deserves worship like no other. Focus on a trait that is especially meaningful to you, and offer Him your heartfelt worship. 

Looking for the printable scripture writing plan? Or another day of the "Thankfulness: From Hand to Heart" study? Find them here!

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