Can one really get tired of saying how good our God is? Can you? Revelations 4:8-11 reads :-
8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying:
“‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.”
9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
11 “You are worthy, our Lord and God,to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
What stands out for me in the above scriptures is that day and night, the Lord God Almighty receives praise and worship from the living creatures. I am in a season in my life that is really catapulting me to take things easy, if I may be so kind with words to myself. I am learning to surrender my big plans and align myself to God’s will for me. The beauty I have realized so far is that things always turn out better than I had ever imagined. Why? Because I was created by the one who has all the power, our Lord and God.
When are those times that one cannot give praise to God? In my case, I have observed it is when am anxious and filled with worry, or doubtful and even when am guilty of sin in my life. It becomes a challenge to find the words. The above scripture points out areas that we can reflect on as the living creatures on earth.
- That God is the same yesterday, today and forever. As simple as these words seem, but how powerful they can be in our daily lives. If only our hearts and minds can perceive the details of the stories we read in the Bible and understand that He is the same God we serve today, then anxiety would not overwhelm some of us.
- That God is Holy. This was spoken thrice as the first words by the living creatures to show emphasis and significance of this element in our worship. For me, I have sort of come to a place where I appreciate the blood of Jesus. Am sinful at birth and so the sacrifice on Calvary presents the way to my salvation and a platform to fully praise the King of Kings and Lord of Lords who is holy.
- Lastly, that we have been created to worship Jehovah, our God. The living creatures and the twenty four elders have no other work but to praise God. They use their beings to speak and fall down in worship day and night. They put aside their crowns(sign of authority/prestige) because there is one who is above all authority. He is the one who gives the authority to all beings.
How easy is this to accomplish and acknowledge? From experience, not so much. John Courson once said that as one gets older, the more they realize how sinful they are. It just dawns on you how imperfect you are and you change your perspective on life and other people’s faults. And our Creator knows that all too well and went ahead in thinking in providing the way to redemption. And that is His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!!! Amen!
One day, we will meet this God. We will meet His Son. We will also meet all the other heavenly beings that have been God’s servants for years and years in accomplishing His plans. It has been a desire to see an angel while I am here on earth, but again may God’s will prevail. One thing is for sure is that we will meet our Creator and my desire is not just for a meet up but a spending of eternity with Him doing what I was created to do. To give Him glory, honor, and thanks as the one who sits on the heavenly throne!! Hallelujah!!
As I write this, I recall the lyrics of the song, No Other God by Dr. Tumi:”We love you Lord, we adore you Lord. We lay our lives before your throne”.
He continues to sing: “None besides you Lord, no other God but you, we lay our lives before your throne. There is none besides you Lord, no other God but you!”
Yes, truly there is no other God than you Jehovah! Receive all the praise for who you are, the Omnipresent, Omniscient,Omnipotent God!! You deserve it all!! Won’t you forgive us for the times we have fallen short, because truly we have. Let your blood, Jesus, wash us clean and may the filling of the Holy Spirit ever be our portion. Thank you Lord! May you be glorified and magnified in and through our human lives. For it is in your name Jesus Christ, that we pray and believe. Amen!!!
May God richly bless and keep you for eternity! See you next week Friday!!
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