As I was trying (and not doing real well at this morning) to focus on my devotional reading, these words struck me from Psalm 29:
1 Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness. 3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over many waters. 4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty. 5 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon. 6 He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox. 7 The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire. 8 The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. 9 The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth and strips the forests bare, and in his temple all cry, "Glory!" 10 The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as king forever. 11 May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!
Is it no small wonder that we are to ascribe to him glory and strength? That we are to worship him in the splendour of his holiness. Think on this, our God, our Lord in heaven above and do things that it's so hard to imagine (at least I have a hard time imagining land skipping. Don't you?
This is he whom we ask for bless us.
This is he who gives us strength.
Let us then praise the Lord, he is creator, sustainer, strengthener, helper, the one who can break trees, move mountains, and make oceans clap for joy, and he loves us and calls us his children. I am humbled and awed that such a great God cares for me. Let me then praise him in what I do, say and think. Let me ascribe to him all the glory I can, all the glory that he is due. So be it.