There are people today who make sure that we know how great they are. Some cannot ever see themselves as mistake makers and thus never apologize for their wrong-doing. Everyone is good at something and talented in other areas but no one and I mean no one is perfect except God. But we must remember that He made us and we are created in His image.
When you remember that, it boosts your understanding of your own potential connected in relationship to His power and greatness. That fact changes everything! It changes why you exist, your personal significance, your purpose in life, and the way you treat others. When we consider God’s greatness, we need to remember that we’ve been created in His image to reflect and glorify Him.
Psalm 145: 1 – 7
I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
1/ God’s greatness must be praised!
When you think about the greatness of God, you can’t help but be overwhelmed which should move us to gratitude and praise. Our God is all-knowing. He knows our faults, our weaknesses, our sins, and our rebellions, yet He loves us. Our God is all-powerful and so much greater than any of us, yet rather than crush us, He is here to help us.
Our God watches us, and is involved in all that we do. Yet, He shows grace and leads us in our lives away from spiritual and physical danger. When we think about the greatness of God compared to our sin, we cannot help but bless His awesome name!
God not only reveals His greatness to us, He also shares His greatness with us. God has created us in His image to reflect Him for His glory (Gen 1:26-28). This means that God has shared Himself with us, but we will never be God. Even though God can supernaturally empower us to do certain things at certain times, we do not contain His power at our control. He gives gifts to us! He flows through us!
Like the Psalmist David, Our worshipful response will be to praise our God forever.
Look for new and fresh ways to bless and praise the name of God for His greatness every day. Another way to make sure God’s great name is blessed forever and ever is by training children why and how to bless God’s great name. Get involved with them.
2/ If you search you will find there is no end to God’s greatness(v. 3)
We live in a world with chaos, confusion, weaknesses, breakdowns, expiration dates, and limitations. It is very difficult for us to imagine a being with no weakness, no end, no beginning or limits – a God with only truth and no deception and promises made that are kept. We could spend a lifetime naming off greatness to God and about God, adding more greatness to Him every day, and would never reach the end of His greatness. It is absolutely unimaginable (v. 3).
We applaud people and things all the time. We clap when we hear a great singer, or musician or an incredible stage performance. We roar with the crowd when we watch an athlete make an incredible move. God designed us to be aware of and to enjoy greatness. He created us the capacity to be moved emotionally when we sense or see something great. But we can miss giving Him the credit for the greatness we experience – the beauty of the sunset or the flow of the river or bird in flight. We can see an athlete or musician and applaud them and forget the fact that all we have that is good is a gift from a great God.
God has both revealed His greatness and shared it with humanity.
Look for God’s presence, greatness and power around you each day.
Become even more aware of the wisdom, power, and presence He has shared with you to reflect His glory. Look for times to simply pause and praise Him. Kick it up a notch or two and praise Him even more.
God is great! Praise His name!
Grateful for His Greatness,