Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I Want To See Your Splendor

The alarm woke me at 5:45 and pulled me back into my somewhat normal routine after almost 2 weeks of busy-wonderful Christmas break. The verse highlighted in bright pink caught my attention as I thumbed through the pages of my bible.

Psalm 90.6 (NIV)

May Your deeds be shown to Your servants,

Your splendor to their children.    

I want to see Your splendor. Lord, show me your splendor today.” I declared right there in my kitchen, while it was still dark outside and the day had not yet began for many.

Only then I made breakfast, had another cup of coffee, made my bed, packed my lunch, threw some laundry in and went to work. I went on with my very ordinary day and forgot all about it. I forgot to look for His splendor. I was too engrossed in my day to watch for Him to show up.

It wasn’t until the next morning that I even gave it another thought.

I really do want to see His splendor. I want to see it right in the midst of my oh-so-ordinary life. In the midst of my ordinary busy day. I want to see Him at work around me right in the middle of the daily grind.

But how can I fulfill my responsibilities while staying focused on watching? How will I recognize it when I see it? How will I know?

Psalm 96.6 (NIV) Majestic splendor emanates from him;
his sanctuary is firmly established and beautiful.

Psalm 71.8 (NIV) My mouth is filled with your praise,
    declaring your splendor all day long.

Psalm 145.5 (NET) I will focus on your honor and majestic splendor,
and your amazing deeds!

Psalm 28.8 (NET) O Lord, I love the temple where you live,
the place where your splendor is revealed.

God’s splendor emanates from Him. When I enter into the Holy place of fellowship with Him, I will see it, and what I see most often is what my mind will focus on. What I focus on is what my mouth will most often speak of.

Seeing the splendor of the Lord begins with daily spending time in  prayer and studying His letter to me so that my heart focus will be aimed in that direction. My goal as I begin a new year is to grow in my knowledge of Him. To sit at His feet and let my heart gaze at is His beauty.

Will you gaze with me? What special passage of scripture have you been blessed with lately?