TODAY’S SIGNATURE VERSE ••• Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him! (Psalm 33:8 ESV)
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I was recently talking to a friend about road trips and confessed that for years, I’ve wanted to go on a month-long, solitary road trip. No agenda. No one else. Just me, the car, WI-FI access for RoadsideAmerica.com, and wherever I end up. I have wanted to do this ever since I saw the movie “Elizabethtown.” (Look it up if you haven’t seen it — it’s a neat story with an AH. MAZ. ING. soundtrack.) But that was a pre-marriage dream, and my husband isn’t as gung-ho about the idea. So it isn’t likely going to happen. At least, not by myself. He’s pretty good company though, even if he does bogart the radio.
Solitary road trip or not, there’s something about traveling that reminds us of how small we are. We tend to go through life in a bit of a bubble with our comfortable surroundings and forget that there’s a world so much bigger out there. If you’ve ever stood on the beach and watched the waves… or driven the incline as you drive in the mountains… or ridden the boat beneath the Niagara Falls… or stood beside the Grand Canyon (I assume — I haven’t been there)… Whatever other travels you’ve experienced… you know that sensation of feeling small and insignificant.
As we stand in awe of those moments of smallness, it’s important to remember that those tremendous landmarks were created by the one true living God. That knowledge makes me feel even smaller.
It’s a beautiful feeling of humility.
In Psalm 33:8, it is written, “Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!”
This is something I’m praying about a lot lately… that I will not take for granted the bigness of God… that I will keep a spirit of awe and amazement about Him, whether I am safely tucked away in my house and familiar surroundings or watching the ocean waves wash over the beach.
As we humble our hearts and get ourselves in that mindset of awe and amazement, let us remember the glory of God surpasses anything we have ever known or can even begin to imagine. Let us wrap our minds and hearts around our own smallness and insignificance so we can begin to appreciate the magnitude of who He is and His amazing grace and amazing love… The hands that carved the mountains and gave the waves their boundaries are the same hands that were pinned to the cross by nails for you and me.
How is that for making us feel small?
Today, as you pray, thank God for His glory and might. Thank Him for reminders that we are small, but deeply loved. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you a spirit of awe and amazement for God. Ask Him to help you recognize the bigness of God.
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