Monday, November 7, 2016

Scriptures Graphics 12

"Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;" 1 Chronicles 16:12
How often do we think about God's marvelous works: in our lives, the lives of people around us, our parents, those in history, and what's recorded in His Word?
When we stop to truly recall God's works, we can't help but praise Him! How great is our God -- yet how often do we let daily matters cloud our praise of Him?
"Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness." 1 Chronicles 16:29

"And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast also spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God." 1 Chronicles 17:16-17
These two verses show David's humility. Though he was king, he openly acknowledged that God had given him the throne. Though in the world's eyes he was "a man of high degree," he knew that he was but dust compared to God's glory. How often do I look at my small accomplishments and think I am someone -- when I should look to God and realize that I am no one.
"Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever..." 1 Chronicles 17:24
His focus was that, in all, God would be magnified. Is that my focus in the tasks ahead?

Even though preparations were made and Solomon knew what to do, his first step still needed to be seeking the Lord. I may know what needs to be done, what tasks are ahead, but I still need to seek God, to set my heart and mind on Him.


Anonymous said...

Thank you, Amanda, for posting the Bible verses and your thoughts on them. They always encourage me so much. I go to your blog every day and always come away refreshed.
I especially enjoy the arrangement videos you post.
May God bless you and all you do.

In Christ,

Rosalyn said...

Love these designs!!!!

Amanda T. said...

@ Kayla - your comment was so encouraging! Thank you! :) I'm so glad to know the verses are encouraging others as well!

@ Rosalyn - thank you! :)

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