Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
Psalms 29:2 NKJV
We like the “big” miracles: the dramatic conversion, the restoration of a ruined family, or the healing of a hopeless situation. These show us the powerful hand of God. They illustrate His greatness.
We live amid the “small” moments of God: the beauty of a rose, the daily majesty of a brilliant sunset, the trusting smile of a child. These show us the prominent fingerprint of God. They illuminate His glory.
One of the challenges we face is getting caught up in the daily grind of life. We keep our nose to the proverbial grindstone and never look up to see God’s glory. Our routines can become ruts. When we move beyond the routine of the mundane and we are able recognize the majestic.
See His Glory. We’ve heard the saying, “Give credit where credit is due”. It simple means recognition goes to the rightful source. John reminds us of a time when Christ will rule during His Kingdom and all will give Him honor, glory and praise. He writes, “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what You pleased.” (Rev 4:11 NLT). Take a moment to look around . . . the dawning of the day . . . the carefree spirit of a child . . . the playfulness of a pet . . . the individuality of individuals. His artistry is seen in His masterpieces. His creation cries out with His creativity.
Look around and see His glory.
See His Grace. Grace effects our eternity and our everyday. God’s grace redeems us . . . and, His grace reminds us. Paul tells the believers in Ephesus, “God saved you by His grace when you believed . . . For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Eph 2:8-10 NLT). We experience His grace in our own transformation and we express His grace by telling others of His love. Redemption leads to reconciliation. The apostle writes, “And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to Him.” (2 Cor 5:18 NLT).
Look around and see His grace.
See His Gifts. Amazing gifts come from an amazing gift giver. James tells us, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17 NIV). Take another look at Paul’s explanation of grace, “For it is by free grace that you are saved through your faith. And this is not of your own doing, it came not through your own striving, but it is the gift of God.” (Eph 2:8 AMP). Our eternal life is a “free gift of God through Jesus“. (Rom 6:23 ESV). Grace grants us family access and acceptance. God is a giving and gracious Father. Solomon reminds us that our children are an awesome blessing. He writes, “Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from Him.” (Ps 127:3 NLT). What amazing gifts . . . faith, future, friends, family . . . what an amazing gift Giver.
Look around and see His gifts.
Take time to “smell the roses” and you will see the Redeemer.
Ponder His gifts and you will promote His glory.
Enjoy His everyday creation and you will experience the Everlasting Creator.
The beauty of His holiness is a breathtaking view. His fingerprints can be seen everywhere.
Give Him the praise He is due. Our God is an awesome God.