Prayers in the Real World: God’s Glory

Dear Reader, I know very little about what David’s education would have been. I am astounded at the visual imagery he recorded to describe God’s glory and majesty. Here are a few examples:

I look at the heavens you made with your hands. I see the moon and the stars you created.
Psalm 8: 3

Out of the brightness before him, hail broke through the clouds with flashes of lightning.
​Psalm 18: 12

In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes forth like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,  and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
​Psalm 19: 4b – 5

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, upon many waters.
​Psalm 29: 3

Dear Reader, where have you glimpsed God’s glory? What experiences have caused your breath to catch in your chest as you experienced overwhelming awe at His majesty?

0 thoughts on “Prayers in the Real World: God’s Glory”

  1. God’s glory shows all around us, but sometimes (most times) we are too busy to see it. Going to see His glory today in the eclipse!

    1. In the last few months, I’ve tried to literally stop and smell the roses, looking for and appreciating His natural gifts to us. Coincidence that today’s post landed on the eclipse:| Pouring down rain here, so please revel a little extra in His glory for me:)

  2. I never thought about David’s education either! But he certainly could express himself beautifully! I glimpsed God’s glory at my favorite God place this week: the beach. Foam spilling onto the shore, shrieking laughter of children, seagulls, waves crashing, sun sparkling on the water…

    1. Dear Debbie, wouldn’t have you loved to have a writer like David in your English classes (or more of)? Praying for soothing shores for you in the weeks to come.

  3. So many places! The beach. In my car. Even the frog sitting outside my parents’ back door this morning!

  4. I find God’s beauty in my students – I must confess that I might not have said that yesterday. 🙂 But today I can pause and realize they’re growing in His grace. Thanks for sharing beauty with us #inspirememonday.

    1. Carol, you inspire me! I must confess that some days it’s easier for me to look at my students from God’s perspective than others. Thank you for the gentle reminder to see all of us as His beloved children.

  5. David WAS such a poet, and the visual imagery in the Psalms is such a great help in worship and in prayer. Thanks for this beautiful tribute to the Words of God.

    1. Being such an amazing wordsmith yourself, I imagined David would be one of your favorites. Thanks for stopping by, Michelle!

  6. Love the images paired with David’s words, Alice! They capture the beauty that points to God’s greatness. Sweet blessings!

    1. Your words are always uplifting, Crystal! Sometimes I think God must grin and giggle when He sees the wonders He’s created for His children. Have a blessed weekend, Dear Girl!

  7. Elaine Tomasello

    I love the Psalms. They seem to express every emotion and touch every part of the heart. The words are very uplifting! I read the Psalm when I am lonely or hurting or afraid. Psalm 23 is one of my most favorites. I recite it at night when I cannot sleep & the gentle words seems to lull me to sleep.
    Thank you for this wonderful devotional. God bless you!

    1. You are very welcome, Elaine! The Psalms also speak to my spirit in so many situations, too. Frequently, with Psalm 23, I don’t even have to get past the first line before my soul is calmed. How much our Lord must love us to reach out to us wherever we are! Have a blessed weekend, Elaine.

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