Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God!

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His 

hands.  Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate 

knowledge.  There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard.  Their 

message has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the inhabited 

world.  In the heavens He has pitched a tent for the sun.  It is like a groom coming 

from the bridal chamber; it rejoices like an athlete running a course.  It rises from 

one end of the heavens and circles to their other end; 

nothing is hidden from its heat

~ Psalm 19:1-6 (HCSB)  

When I was little child, I would look up at the great big sky and pick from the multitude a special star to wish upon.   I distinctly remember the exhilarating hope I had as I looked to that wee star in the distance, fully expecting him to grant this little girl her every wish.   It would be quite some time before I would accept the Creator of those stars as my Savior.   But even then I only believed that He was.  I did not follow Jesus our Messiah for quite some time.  I didn’t follow Him because I didn’t trust Him.  And I couldn’t trust Him because I didn’t know Him. 

As I have grown to know my Abba YHWH (Father God) thru His Son Jesus, and have studied His Love Letter to me (Scriptures), I have come to understand that the little star I prayed to was indeed speaking to me.  But friends, he was declaring the Sole Sovereign, Creator of the Universe!  

You see, that wee star in the distance was crying out with a reliable hope as our spirits within us still do today.  Romans 8:18-23 reads:  

I don't think the sufferings we are going through now are even worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us in the future.  The creation waits eagerly for the sons of God to be revealed;  for the creation was made subject to frustration - not willingly, but because of the one who subjected it. But it was given a reliable hope  that it too would be set free from its bondage to decay and would enjoy the freedom accompanying the glory that God's children will have.  We know that until now, the whole creation has been groaning as with the pains of childbirth; and not only it, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we continue waiting eagerly to be made sons - that is, to have our whole bodies redeemed and set free.


That wee star had a sure message to deliver!  It was to proclaim the only One Who was willing and able to fill the deep crevices of my soul.  

What do you hear when you look up at the night sky?  A little star never could fill us with divine purpose, forgive us our desperate perversities, and infuse us with divine passion.  And yet, that wee part of the creation - held high in the sky by the Messiah’s Hand (Colossians 1:17) - cannot help but tell us about the One Who can!  

Father God, You are able!  We praise You for Your lovingkindness and patience toward us!  We thank You for declaring the message of deliverance in Jesus Christ from Your very creation that waits on You!  We love You, ADONAI and bless Your Name.  May You make us bold proclaimers as well, of the Light of Salvation thru Yeshua (Jesus) our LORD and Redeemer.  Amen.


God's Girl said...

Your blog is a sweet blessing! May the Lord bless you in mighty ways. Have a wonderful week!

All for Jesus,

JesusRulzMe said...

Hello precious sister,

Okay I know I said I started your study...and I did and LOVED the first week's lesson. Unfortunately, I've not been able to go any further...but truly plan on it. I'm actually in the middle of writing a study myself, and that's why I haven't had much time for much else.

But I wanted to let you know what a blessing your post today is and how often I'm blessed by your writings! :-)

BTW, I put your W.O.W. button on my personal blog so others can be as blessed as I am through all that God works through you!

Bless you dear sister,

heartreflections said...

Carmen this is beautiful! When I look up at the stars, I can't help but think about Louie Giglio's book I am Not, but I Know I AM. He talks about how God is BIG and we are SO small! The night sky is absolutely amazing! Thank you for this post!

Tamara "Tami" said...

I think the word for the day is "Beautiful"... I've now read three "Beautiful" blogs, yours being the third :^) That was a great post and I love the way you write. I too loved and still love to lay under the night sky and stare at the vastness of it all. It simply blows my mind :^) Have a blessed and "BEAUTIFUL" day!

But as for me, Heaven forbid that I should boast about anything except the execution-stake of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah! Through Him, as far as I am concerned, the world has been put to death on the stake; and through Him, as far as the world is concerned, I have been put to death on the stake.  For neither being circumcised nor being uncircumcised matters; what matters is being a NEW CREATION. And as many as order their lives by this rule, shalom upon them and mercy, and upon the Isra'el of God! 

~ Galatians 6:14-16

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