Monday, February 13, 2017
"Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised In the city of our God, In His holy mountain. Beautiful in elevation, The joy of all the earth. Psalm48:1-2a
What if we could see everything from heaven's point of view? We would not just say, God is great, we would probably say something more like, How amazing and abundantly overwhelming is the Lord God Almighty, who far exceeds the very best of our thoughts and dreams! We would be emphatic, and unmoving in our estimation of who is is. There would be no living with us, because we would never stop singing His praises.
We could be like this even now, because when we pray, and His presence envelopes us, we feel heaven all around. If I could just keep my eyes on Jesus, and not be sucked in to the everydayness of life! There is one problem with this! If I can't empathize with others and know how they feel, I could not pray effectively or help them as I would if I had been through the same thing.
Do I have to feel everything to be empathetic? No, but being human helps me to understand the human experience so much better. Should I cast my burdens upon the Lord? Absolutely, But I need to realize that all of my life experiences help me to be more like Jesus, and to better identify with those around me.
Be still, and know, that God is so readily able to keep us, and that He very well knows how to make us in His image. There is nothing I would rather do, than give Him praise!