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The God who breathes stars!

Scripture reading for June 10th: Psalms 31-35

The Psalms reveal a lot about the character, power and majesty of the God we worship.  God is the subject and object of these writings, and Psalm 33 is especially rich in revelation!  It is one of my personal favorites!  It begins with music–singing, shouting, and instruments played skillfully!  It is fitting to begin with praise and worship when we contemplate the majesty of God!

God is first commended for His word.  The word of the Lord is right and true!  God can be depended on to do what He has said.   He made the heavens by His own word.  When he spoke, God breathed out the starry host!  When we think of the vast universe with it’s countless stars, galaxies, and star clusters, stretching out for billions of light-years, we can only worship in awe and holy fear!  He speaks and out of nothing, stars appear!  What power and amazing understanding is on display daily!  His word holds the universe together!  (Colossians 1:17)

God is in total control of the earth and all it’s peoples!  He knows how to stop nations and people from interfering with His plans.  His plans and purposes are established firmly forever!  The nation that serves the Lord will be blessed!  God is watching over mankind and knows everything that is happening.  He knows the hearts of all men and is looking for those whose hearts are sold out to Him.  He will show Himself strong for them! (Psalm 33:18-19)  His unfailing love moves Him to bless and give His people what they need and desire!

As we contemplate the truths of this psalm, we gain an understanding of the magnitude of the God we worship!  Faith begins to grow that He is truly in control!  No purpose of His can be stopped!  He knows how to stop nations that are going against Him.  He knows how to bless people who are sold out to Him!  I want God watching out for me to save and deliver me!  What about you?

We wait in hope for the Lord’ He is our help and our shield.  In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name.  May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” Psalm 33:20-22

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“In the Beginning, God”!

Today’s reading:  Genesis 1-2

The journey begins!  May the Lord bless your new year and walk with you each step of the way!

I am so thankful that you have chosen to trek with me through the Bible this year.  We are starting at the beginning and I just love these first chapters of Genesis.  To think that Moses recorded this for us  about 1500 years before Christ is amazing!  According to Scripture, he was moved on by the Holy Spirit and wrote down a message given him by God. (2nd Peter 1:19-21)  This record of creation is given to us by the only one who was there to witness it all!  Without this record, we could only speculate about where we came from and why we are here in the type of world that we live in.  In fact, that kind of speculation is what is going on with many intellectuals today who deny God exists or that He can be known by us.  It is being taught in our school systems to our children and they are confused!

God made all that is simply by speaking!  What powerful words!  As He spoke, out of nothing, creation appeared!  Psalm 33:6 states: “By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.”  We serve a God who breathes out stars, constellations, and galaxies that stretch out for countless millions of light years in every direction from the earth! (Recommended Resource–How Great is Our God by Louis Giglio)

Even more amazing is man himself!  Man made in the image of God!  Man created by God for a relationship!  Man walking with God and sharing rulership of creation with God.  The Trinity is implied here in the “our image”.  God creating man as male and female for a relationship with each other is also noteworthy!  His design has brought companionship and pleasure to man, who could not find what he needed with any of the animals!   We are special and unique!   Thank Him for your uniqueness and His purpose for your life.  Invite Him to walk with you today and this year!  It will be the most exciting way to begin a new year!  In His Love, Pastor John

Then God said, “let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them.”–Genesis 2:26-27

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