Recently, I was encouraged to meditate on how amazing our God is. For those that have a relationship with the Lord, things like feeling the Holy Spirit speak to you or a beautiful sunset, remind you of God and hopefully bring you into moments of praise and thankfulness. We are continually reminded of our God throughout the day and we know how good God is, but sometimes we think about it but we don’t truly stop and meditate on His greatness.
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As I was listening to worship music via youtube, I stumbled across Chris Tomlin’s How Great is Our God (world edition). As I watched and listened to people from all over the world singing about our God in their native languages, I found myself covered in chills and crying the “ugly cry” as I shouted out to God of His greatness. I shouted at the top of my lungs as if I couldn’t scream loud enough. I don’t know if my neighbors heard the shouting, but in that moment I was grateful for a corner apartment on the top floor of my building so fewer people are left feeling annoyed by the loud shouting that frequently comes from my apartment.
In his book Crazy Love, Francis Chan reminds us that God “…cannot be contained in this world, explained by our vocabulary or grasped by our understanding.” God is far bigger than any little box we try to put Him in and Revelation 4 and Isaiah 6 help paint a beautiful picture of just how amazing our God is. In Revelation 4 John writes about the glimpse of heaven he saw. He tells us that “A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne.” He speaks about 24 elders who “fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever.” They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” John speaks about the 4 living creatures he sees who “were covered with eyes, in front and in back.” He tells us that DAY and NIGHT, they never stop saying: “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”
Can you imagine coming into contact with such a creature? Some of us would run, others would stop to take pictures and many of us would be confused about how such a creature exists. But isn’t it wonderful to think about how intricate God is in everything He designs? I love that the bible tells us that DAY and NIGHT, these creatures never stop singing praises to the Lord. The Lord is so amazingly wonderful and absolutely deserves for us to sing praises to him all day long but sometimes all He gets from us is a short quiet time as we roll out of bed and rush to get ready for work. He deserves for us to sit in awe of his presence. He deserves for us to shout of his goodness at the top of our lungs all day and all night, and He deserves for us to stop being so busy that He gets the leftover time in our day.