Two things really stuck out to me in this chapter.
1.) This complete boggled my mind…yes I said boggled. Psalms 8:1 says, “O Lord, our Lord, you majestic name fills the earth!” YAY! Praise God! But the one part that seriously blew my mind was “Your glory is higher than the heavens.” Wait so God’s glory was too great that Earth can’t hold it….and too incredible for the heavens to hold it….so….OMG GOD’S GLORY IS HUGE!!! Have you ever seriously stopped to think about how big our God’s glory is? If you haven’t, stop reading now and think about it. MY HEAD CAN’T CONTAIN HOW AWESOME THIS IS!!! AHHH!!!!! SO AWESOME!!!
2.) I’m sure this question has popped into your head at least once in your life. Why would God choose us? In verses 3-8, King David poses the question “Why us?” God has the power to claim anything he wants as his chosen one. Yet the God of the universe, the Lord of space and time, and the King of Kings chose us. We who sin against him, we who reject him, we who hung Christ on a cross…..he chose us. I have no idea what God was thinking when he picked mankind as the ones He loves, but I thank God everyday that he did. I can’t imagine what life would be like if he wasn’t in my life. I’m sure many of you feel the same. I’m happy to hear I’m not the only one who asks “Why?” Is it weird to say “I don’t care why.” It’s true, I don’t really care why. All I know is that I don’t want God to ever leave me. That’s why I don’t care why. God has his reasons, and I trust his plans.
Oh my gosh! I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I’ve written my Psalms Challenge. I have been reading…..I just didn’t have the time to blog about it. WELL!!!….without any further delays…PSALMS 7!
In this chapter, I saw how King David was asking for forgiveness. But it wasn’t just for the big things that were obvious in his life but everything. I normally forget about the sins in my life that “aren’t that big of a deal,” but God wants us to cleanse ourselves of all sin. Sin cannot be in the presence of God; so, all the “small things” prevent us from being in right relationship with Him. It should always be our desire and passion to be synchronized with God.
Biggest Take-Away: There should be nothing that gets in the way of growing my relationship with God. Nothing in the world should distract me from running after God with all that I am. When I forget to reconcile my relationship with Him, I need to immediately go back and ask for more grace.
Praise God for being who he is! I can’t wait to see how he’s going to continue to shape my life!
He is the Source. Of everything. Strength for your day. Wisdom for your task. Comfort for your soul. Grace for your battle. Provision for each need. Understanding for each failure. Assistance for every encounter.
The irony is that God doesn’t need us but still wants us while we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.