Today's Lectionary Text
Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
Giving glory to God can be a natural part of out lives if we submit ourselves to the highest authority in the universe. Psalms 29 talks about the mighty LORD; His strength, might and power. Yet at the very end of the scripture God also gives strength to his people and blesses his people with peace.
This is the kind of God that we are privileged to serve. A God that has strength and power that cannot be measured by man, yet that strength and peace is shared with His people that believe in Him. So why do we as believers seem to come up short on strength and peace in our lives. There may be different reasons to fall short of strength and peace. But a common problem is to take our eyes from of God and His word. Once we as believers focus our attention on God and His grace in our lives then the strength and peace will flow in every area of our lives.
We ascribe to the Lord his glory and strength, so let us keep our eyes on the Lord and His word so that we would receive His strength and peace in times of need and in times of plenty.
Bucklin First UMC
Prayer for Reflection
Dear Father, let us pray that we keep our focus on you. Not to waiver, stray, or look to the right or left. Only to see your glory, strength and peace in all situations. Amen.
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