October 2, 2012

 

Psalm 147:10-11 (NLT)
He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse or in human might. [11] No, the Lord’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.

Observation:  We humans stand in awe of beauty and strength and money and power. God is delighted with those who are in awe of him, who trust in him, who love him. We chase after what glitters, or pleasures us, unaware (?) or uncaring of the damage it will do to our spirits.
Application:  I can look at the beauty, speed, strength, and majesty of an incredible like a horse, but miss the beauty, power, and majesty of God and his amazing love. I can be awestruck in the presence of a person of power by human stds, but nonchalant, or even flippant, in the presence of God. I can talk about yesterday’s Gators game in the sanctuary of Almighty God.
Prayer:  Lord, how often am I disrespectul of you? How often do I approach worship with my mind and heart on other things? Even in your sanctuary, I am so self-centered when I should be, need to be, centered on you. Why do I make it all about me when it is not about me? I want to be awed by you. I want to stand amazed in your presence. I want to fall on my knees in worship. But, I am so distracted, so scattered, so unfocused. Help me! Nudge me. Whisper to me. Get my attention. Help me fall on my knees before you on Sunday, and Tuesday, and Thursday, and….
In the strong and powerful name of Jesus.

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