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He is Worthy

Praise the Lord!

Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!

Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore!                                  

From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!

The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!1

Recently, my son had an assignment from one of his university bible classes where he was to spend three hours in silence, alone; no phones, books, musicójust him and the Lord. He wasnít even to have his Bible with him; the point of the exercise was to be alone with his thoughts and after 3 hours were up, he was to write down his experience. He chose to go outdoors, in nature to be able to lessen the distractions. As you can imagine, it was not an easy task for an 18-year-old; I canít imagine many adults would be able to last 3 hours. But isnít our Lord worthy of much more time than that? Psalm 113 proclaims Godís worthiness and our invitation to praise Him from the rising of the sun to its settingóALL DAY LONG!

Upon my sonís reflection of his time with the Lord, he noted that it is only in the quiet, being free from distractions, that we can truly hear Godís still, small voice, and it was so powerful! Although it was not easy to be away from his phone, he was grateful for the opportunity to be still in Godís presence. The prophet Elijah experienced this in the Old Testament: Then He said, ďGo out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.Ē And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.2

As we near the end of Lent and approach the celebration of the Lordís resurrection, take some time to be alone with the Lord. Maybe it's 5 minutes, 15 or 30; can we spare an hour or three? During that time, consider the Lordís worthiness. The mountains shake before him; The demons run and flee at the mention of the name King Of Majesty! There is no power in Hell, or any who can stand Before the power and the presence of the Great I Am!3

Suggested Prayer: Almighty God, you are worthy to receive all honor and praise. The earth proclaims your majesty, and I stand in awe before you! You alone are great; only you are worthy of my worship all day long! In the quiet of this moment, I ask that you speak to me. In Jesusí name, Amen.

1.    Psalm 113:1-4 (ESV).

2.    1 Kings 19:11-13 (NKJV).

3.    ďThe Great I AmĒ song by New Life Worship.

 

Todayís Encounter was written by: Veronica B.

 

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