Wednesday, August 3: Psalm 111- Great is the Lord.

This Psalm is wonderful beginning to my day. How it lifts my gaze to the Lord. What a foundation.  What a start for my day.

The Lord has done might things… His works are a testament to who He is.

Praise the Lord. Praise His holy name.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding (10).

I found my thoughts drawn to these words.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom…

Hmmm… There is true depth to these words. Reverence and fear of God is the start of our spiritual journey. It is also the first practice during my journey of faith.

When I reverence God, when I fear Him and His power and might, I get my priorities straight. God first, all other things second.

I realize that God is love. However, God is also God, the Lord, God, Almighty, the One who created all things. And being God I should rightfully and wisely fear Him. And I am thinking fear as in fear. With a single word God could obliterate everything He created. He has absolute power, so there should be fear of God in me! Fear like this is not bad, it is healthy and it is good! It is a constant reminder that I am not God and mustn’t ever fool myself into thinking I am.

And then there is fear as in reverence. It is right to reverence the One who has saved me and reverence the One who has called me to His side.  As I stopped to ponder this, a wave of awe rolled over me. God saved me not because I did anything, but because He chose to. My heart pounds in affection and amazement at God’s graciousness. It is wise and good to reverence God, my Savior!

With these thoughts my heart naturally moves to prayer…

Oh, God, I adore You. You are God… All Mighty, All powerful, Majestic in all You are and do. Praise be to You my God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Bless You for saving me. Bless You for revealing Yourself to me in such a way that I did not die.

Oh, Holy Spirit, Counselor and Guide, help me to maintain right perspective… You God, alone, are God. I love You and I praise You. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord, I pray. Amen


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