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GOD IS GOD. AND HE WILL HAVE HIS WAY!

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ROD SHIMABUKURO

SCRIPTURE:  PSALM 33

Psalm 33:11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations…15 He who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.

OBSERVATION

I was riveted by the greatness of God in this Psalm.  His character and attributes as Creator, God as Ruler…as OMNI-EVERYTHING – caught my heart and minds attention!

Commentators refer to this Psalm as a Hymn of Praise.  No doubt the Psalmists theme is written and sung from the perspective of placing a confident hope, secured trust in the faithfulness of God’s love.  As if to have a “God is GOD and He will have His way” kind of conviction!

Verses 6-17 includes descriptions of God’s great nature, attributes and actions.  Who He is as God; His purposes, plans ultimately overrules man’s plans.  He is infinite – man is not. He is powerful – man is not.

In Verses 18-22, the Psalmist instructs the people to express hope, rejoicing and trust in God, fearing HIs name.

Verse 11 and 15 speaks of God’s considerate, purposeful heart for all generations.  I believe it is His desire and will for people to know and trust Him, so everyone would live in the meaningful and firm plans and purposes of God,

APPLICATION:  LIFE LESSONS

Words can describe God – even as the Psalmist penned a song (ch.33) attributing to God praise.  I just feel like my words seem to fall waaaaayyyyy short of giving God all the praise He deserves!

To put it directly and simply; I’m called to place my hope in God – to trust Him with my life (everything about my life!!!) and to fear Him.

To Fear God is for me to have and cultivate a hunger so deep and intimate.  To  know, revere and adore God with praise from my heart and on my lips.  And to develop a pure and healthy Godly fear in my heart.

I’d like to continue studying, reading, re-reading, meditating on…Psalm 33.  I’d like to begin memorizing this chapter too!  I know it would be worth it!

God – help me to hide this Word in my heart…to fulfill the life lessons above.  I would really like to overcome some of my internal worries, challenges, issues 🙂  Thank You Jesus and Spirit of God!