April 10 – Devotion

Date: April 10

Scripture: Psalm 93

The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty;
the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
(Ps. 93:1, ESV)

Is there a place you have visited that caused you to bow your head in awe of God’s mighty power and majesty? I am sure you have had several spontaneous worship experiences, perhaps when viewing the grandeur of mountain peaks reaching to the clouds, when watching the incredible beauty of the skies during sunset, or when hearing a baby’s first cry. One of my favorite places to encounter God’s power is at the ocean. While I am standing on a balcony overlooking the vastness of the sea, God’s majesty in creation leads me to feelings of wonder and praise. When I consider the thousands of sea creatures, unusual underwater plants, and the ocean depths, personal worship inevitably occurs. Our God is indeed mighty!

Our God is the Lord of all creation; and as such, he is the ruler of the universe. Nothing happens on earth or beyond earth that is out of his control. Yes, he gives us freedom of choice, but his will is ultimately being done. He has power over gravity, asteroids, and star systems. He established our planet and declares that neither man nor nature will move it from its solar path. Though natural disasters seem to be occurring more frequently, we need not be afraid because the Lord reigns. Yes, political unrest is present at home and abroad, economic instability is being felt by many, and religious freedoms are being threatened. We need not be fearful because the Lord is in control. Terrorists provoke panic and mayhem, crime is reported daily on the news, and illicit drugs are easily available. Yet, we can be at peace because our God is all powerful! When you put your head on your pillow each night, be sure you have given your pain, fears, or problems to God, and rest knowing he can lead you through the darkness.

Our God is powerful and clothed in majesty. Holy is his name. Since we serve a holy God, we, as his church, should also live holy lives. When I was a child, I thought showing respect to God meant keeping my pearl-covered Bible pretty and clean, getting all of the boxes on my offering envelope checked, attending church regularly, and being a good person. As a more mature Christian, I have discovered living a holy life is much more difficult than I originally thought. Controlling an impulsive tongue is not easy. Living a life that is pure in thought and action can be trying. Embodying the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22) at all times seems humanly impossible. However, with God’s help, we can live righteous lives that glorify Him. Seek today to live in a holy manner so that others will see the Lord in your words, deeds, and attitude.

Prayer for the Journey: Lord, we praise you for your mighty works, your power over all of the universe, and your holiness. Guide us as we strive to live holy lives that are centered in your will.

Prepared by:
Dixie Martin

2 Responses to “April 10 – Devotion”

  1. Debbie Keen says:

    What an encouraging devotion, Dixie! Thank you!

  2. Marti Spaulding says:

    Wonderful devotion! Thank you for sharing.

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