1The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. 3They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. 4Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. (Psalm 19:1 – 4)
We now turn our attention to the Discipline of Creation as we continue our consideration of the theme: God’s glory. We have ready-made object lessons of God’s glory available to us every day in His creation, but how often do we pay attention? Today I want to challenge us to stop and smell the proverbial roses. Make time to be very deliberate in viewing the world through the lens David did in Psalm 19.
Please prayerfully read the passage above and answer the question below.
What aspects of creation most powerfully remind you of God’s glory?
April 10, 2019 at 8:54 am
Clouds and Rainbows. Rain. Snowflakes. Sunrise and Sunsets. Breeze. Lightning.
They have all given me hope caused much laughter. Answered my praise. Raised me out of despair. Love walking in the rain..I lost one side of my contact lens before we had soft better fitted ones , when I was walking alone in a cold rainy park in dull grey Leeds one Sunday morning loving the raindrops on my cold face and tasting his blessings. I have seen his visions in the clouds in answer to my pleas and wondered if anyone else saw them . Rainbows make me smile. Ask for one and see if you get it. A sign of love. I look for all the shades if green in my garden and in parks. Our majestic trees providing shelter for humans animals and birds. Yes God sends us messages and love all around. Like the reminder today of David’s message. Look beyond your desk or prison and rejoice.
April 10, 2019 at 9:47 am
I love this song!
Humans! Humans most powerfully remind me of God’s glory. God has to be extremely awesome and mighty to make so many billions of us. Yet we all look different, act different, and are so complex. It’s impossible not to be in awe.
If you stop and think about planets, the size of the oceans and the life in them, things like rainbows, and gravity. It’s all mind-boggling, and none of these would exist if it wasn’t for our God. As we look around us, we may have already taken all these things and people for granted, but we really have a myriad of reasons to constantly give God glory for all He has created.
April 10, 2019 at 1:15 pm
I like the flowers blooming in Spring time. It reminds me of how beautiful God’s creation is. When flowers are blooming I can feel the beauty of life that God gave me. My redemption, new life, hope, God’s grace and mercy, my relationship with Christ, and all the rest of His creation, all these, as well as His majesty and sovereignity are enough for me to praise Jesus my Lord and creator! I feel so privileged to be called Child of God.
April 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm
This past weekend I had the privilege of visiting northeast Trinidad. The beauty of San Souci, Grand Riviere, Shark River and Toco reminded me of his amazing creation. The sea, rainforest, animals and most importantly the friendly and hospitable people reminded me to give glory to his creation. Hallelujah!
April 10, 2019 at 3:21 pm
All the comments I see as his glory but I have had a challenge dealing with some humongous iguanas on my porch that eat my pink hibiscus and pink is my favorite color.
But then even though I am scared of them I watch them and wonder how God created sooo many things and I should learn to be tolerant of them.
April 11, 2019 at 8:06 am
Yasmin Sorry I have to smile. The iguanas ate all my Blue Morning Glory vines. They began with the flowers then when there were no more after months of munching they ate the vines. These vines seem to have disappeared throughout the west indies as I have looked in other islands. Found some in Spain where I don’t think Iguanas live. The fact is He has created us equally beautiful with the food that we require. Others have said if you eat him you won’t have the problem. I won’t. They need saving from distinction.
April 12, 2019 at 1:47 am
That’s what my neighbor says.
I am trying.
One minute the tree is full of flowers the next all gone.
We all have a right on this planet I guess ha ha.
Trina’s would love these iguanas but I don’t eat wild meat.
April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm
Every time i listen to this song, am reminded of the awesome opportunity i have being given to praise God, reveal his Glory and show forth his Glory in all i do.
This song details how much God has put into my existence from calling light out of darkness and everything out of nothing to giving his only begotten son for my sake – when i consider all this, no matter how difficult things get (bearing Matthew 6: 25-34 in mind), i know in his creation i’ll find a reason to praise, smile and be grateful.
I must confess however, I don’t always stop to smell “the roses” but, i try and i get it.