The heavens declare the glory of the Lord!
Brothers and sisters in Christ
I would like to share with you another one of my favorite Psalms. Why you may wonder, well because it describes the wonders and majesty of our great and Mighty God.
This Psalm was written by King David, and I imagine that it came from the years spent under the open skies of Israel as a shepherd boy. It was there that God was preparing his heart to be king and shepherd the nation of Israel and Judah. It was there that God trained him to rely on him for protection, shelter and food. It was there that God taught him to be a mighty warrior as he had to fight off wild beasts in order to protect the sheep that were in his care.
I can almost see him lying on the side of the hill at night time, all is dark and he is awestruck at the amazing scene before him, the night sky. I am sure that he spoke to God many times as it was often a lonely and thankless job to be a shepherd.
Let’s take a moment and listen in on one of these moments that he had with God where he realized the great majesty and awesomeness of the creator of all things.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.
By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
Who can discern his errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
As you can see there is nothing on this earth that has not had the touch of the creator on it. Our very lives and heart are laid bare before him. My friend, I can tell you from firsthand experience that it is true when King David says that the ordinances of the lord are sure and altogether righteous, that they are more precious than gold, and sweeter than honey. I have discovered in my life that God really does know what is best for us, he created us, and all that we get to enjoy. He pours his spirit out on those who will willingly receive him. He sets us free from things that torment us, and lies that keep us captive.
I am not sure what your personal situation is, what is going on in your life right now, or even how you are feeling, but I do know that God is the answer to all that hurts and seeks to destroy you. He came to give you life, both here on this earth and an everlasting life.
He came to set you free from addictions, lust, adultery, pornography, lies, temptations, hurts, bitterness, anger, hatred, and every other thing that could hold you back from experiencing peace and love on this earth.
God sent his son, Jesus Christ, as a sacrifice for the sin of the whole world, to die once and for all. So that you and I might be free, from the death that sin brings.
Brothers and sisters, this can be a reality for you today.
If you are reading this, and are coming to a realization that you have no real joy, peace, or love in your life. If you are miserable with how your life is turning out, and the choices that you have made have led to heartache. I know that Jesus is the answer for all that pain.
You see, what he does is, if you invite him to come and become lord of your life, he transfers you firstly from the kingdom of darkness (the Devils territory) to his kingdom, the kingdom of light. He gives you the right to become his child and promises you eternal life. Yes you read it right, the right to live forever.
You and I know that our lives one day will end here on this earth and when that day comes, we will either go to heaven to be with God, or we will face God and be judged for all of the sin that we never repented of in our lifetime. He will then send us to Hell.
Why would a loving Majestic God, who created all things, do such a thing as send someone to hell?
Well he is a Holy God. He sent his word to the earth (in the form of prophets, and later Jesus) to point the people back to him. He cannot tolerate sin, and said that in order for us, his creation to come into a right relationship with him again, we will need to turn from the wickedness that tends to rule our lives. If we do that, and we acknowledge that he really did send His Son, Jesus Christ to this earth, then he would forgive us our sins, and give us the right to become His children. He would remove our sins from us, wash us clean from the stains that it caused on our souls and give us His spirit as a guarantee of his promise of eternal life.
I want to urge you dear one, to consider what God, the creator of all things is offering you today. He is offering you a way out of a life spent in despair, heartache and disappointment, into a life lived free of all of that, free of condemnation and death.
Please take a moment and pray with me right now,
Dear Heavenly father
I have come to realize that I am a sinner, my life does not meet your holy standards and I therefore do not meet your holy standards. I am dead in my sin, but I want to live, and live forever with you in heaven one day. I never want to experience hell. I believe that you sent your son Jesus Christ to die for my sins. I believe that you are indeed God, the creator of all things, both in heaven and on earth. I believe that I need to turn away from the wickedness that has led me to be spiritually dead. Please forgive me for my sins, in Jesus name.
If you have prayed that prayer and meant it from the bottom of your heart, welcome to the family of God. You belong to him now; you are his child, with an inheritance waiting for you in heaven one day.
I want to encourage you to read your bible daily, starting in the book of John, as it describes all that Jesus did on this earth. I urge you to pray to God daily as well, it is just like having a conversation with him. He will hear you and teach you through his spirit what is important.
I pray that God will bless you indeed, that you he will give you a great hunger and desire for more of his great love for you and a deeper passion for walking in righteousness.
Blessings to you my friends
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