May 11 – God is my Creator

Sitting at the feet of Jesus is building a divine relationship. As with any relationship, it becomes easier to trust someone when we get to know them better.  In this 3-week study, we are seeking to get to know God better through the Psalms, to grow this divine relationship as we put our faith and hope in Him and love Him with all our heart. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it focused on today’s truth using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Comments are always welcome on our website for questions, discussion, and accountability.

Psalm 8

For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David.
Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
    in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?
You have made them a little lower than the angels
    and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
    and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.
Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

SOAP Note

God is my Creator | Becky Newman

Scripture

Psalm 8:3-6

Observation

I can imagine David writing this Psalm sitting atop his rooftop palace or even camping at night, the majestic mountains rising in the distance under the moonlight and a million gazillion stars. He probably felt pretty small, but he knew he wasn’t insignificant to the God who created all of this beauty. He knew man was the only thing in all of God’s creation that God made in His own image. That sense of beauty and majesty we get when we see the sunset over a landscape — that’s because God has that sense of beauty, and He instilled it in us so that we would take care of it to keep it beautiful.

Application

This is why sitting outside and just being in nature makes me feel closer to You. I am seeing just Your creation and its beauty without the man-made distractions. The sense of beauty You instilled in me draws me closer to You, and my sin and seeing others sin pulls me away from You. I was looking through pictures this last week, getting ready for my son’s graduation, and seeing so many smiles and hugs and hope and potential that I haven’t seen or experienced for awhile. I felt a sense of beauty and accomplishment in those moments too, and I found myself mourning the loss. But I don’t think that beauty is gone; it’s just changed, and I need a perspective shift to see it. I still need to take care of the relationship and keep it beautiful; that’s what You want me to do. Not try to fix it. I feel a small part of the disappointment You must feel every time I sin; yet You focus on caring for me, Your creation, and keeping our relationship beautiful no matter my sin.

Prayer

Lord, thank You for the sense of beauty and all that You have created. Help me to care for Your creation and keep it beautiful.

The Discover One Thing main website follows a reading plan that goes through the entire Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.

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Posted on May 11, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. love this Becky. You are right, the beauty isn’t gone, it’s just changed, it just has some temporary shadows on it. The seeds God planted long ago have roots and are still there, keep up with the sunshine and water. Have a great graduation week!

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