This short, original piece was written today before scooting off to church.
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Glory to God, for nothing is hidden from his sight, not the world of the dead, not the depth of the seas, nor the secrets of outer (to us) space. He sees all, he knows all, even the thoughts and intents of our hearts, the struggles of the will, the convoluted reasonings of the human mind far from him. The darkness hides nothing from him, and in our private spaces he hears our pleas. Praise the all-seeing God!
We hurry to do so many things. How about the most important thing?
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Glory to God who shows himself holy against the dark backdrop of man’s sin. He sanctifies and purifies by the blood of Christ. The Lord ever stands apart from the growing pollutions of the world. God provides his people a path to escape the corruption that is in the world produced by evil desire. He deserves our praise!
Give glory to God for doing the impossible! What is impossible for man is possible for God. He knows what can be done and urges us to have faith, to believe that it can be done. Praise him for giving us optimism in spiritual matters!
God deserves all the praise. He has done it all. We merely respond positively to his powerful and grace-filled actions. God is the subject, and all the verbs are his. He reveals, saves, calls, redeems, sanctifies, preserves, equips, transforms, loves, judges, disciplines, sends, and blesses. So let us make him the object of our praise!
Revere the Lord with fear and trembling! Terrifying thing it is to fall into the hands of the living God, the righteous Judge! His name is holy — woe to him who speaks it without meaning! The glory is God’s, and we must honor him fully or face the consequences!
Glory to God for music of the soul to raise to his heights, for worship in spirit and truth, for teaching through song, for the blessing of stirring one another’s hearts in the fellowship of hymns, for the swelling of thanksgiving in the cadence of singing. He puts the song of praise on our lips!
God works upon our hearts, our minds, our wills, our consciences. His word affects us deeply. His Spirit changes us into the image of the Son. The Cross brings forgiveness and inner cleansing. God is at work in us. He fills and fulfills. He repairs our brokenness. He reaches the inner person that no other can touch. Praise him, praise him, praise him!