9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
11 “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.”
♦️In our culture, God´s name is often mentioned with little reverence. In fact, many people actually use it as a curse: something like “God punish you, etc. Even among Christians, it is far too common to use His name casually, without taking time to ponder who He is.
♦️When you say a blessing at mealtimes, for instance, do you realize that you are talking to the Almighty God who created and rules over all things?
🖊️What is your view of God, and how does it impact your life?
🖊️Note:Our view of the Lord impacts three areas of life.
🔸First, it affects our prayer life. As we come to know Him better and better, our desires will start to look like His goals for us, and our petitions will align more closely with His purposes. What is more, as we recognize His greatness and power, we will become more confident that He can accomplish mighty things—and we will venture to ´pray big´ (Eph. 3:20; James 4:2).
🔸Second, our understanding of His righteousness and goodness influences our behavior: If God has these attributes, surely it is in our best interest to obey gladly. And as we, too, desire righteousness, we will be quick to repent of sin.
🔸Third, our faith is impacted. Grasping that Jesus is holy, good, and powerful grows our trust in Him. Knowing our awesome God and remembering His great works will further build our confidence in Him.
👉Remember, these three areas of your life (Prayer, Understanding of Who He is and Exercising faith in Him), are very important in our walk with Him. Neglect them, you neglect the essence of who God really is and the essence of who you really are.
♦️Our Lord is worthy to be worshipped, let us do so with all our hearts and sincerity.
👉Do not forget that we, as God’s children, MUST worship Him in Truth and in Spirit. Let us, therefore, worship Him insincerity. We are not the people of the world who disregard who God really is. We are His children; we must know who truly He is.
Shalom and Maranatha!
God delights in those who understand and know Him. To know God is to recognize His voice, be well-acquainted with His ways, be able to discern His sovereign will, and be fully assured of His perfect character. The more we know God as our Lord and Best Friend, the more we can live with spiritual authority, hope, joy, and peace. We enter into a full-time empowering relationship with Him. This, however, is very different from knowing a lot about God.