CAPTIVATED BY THE SPLENDOUR
OF YOUR FACE
The Lord is king! He is robed in majesty.
Indeed, the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength.
The world stands firm
and cannot be shaken.
Psalm 93:1 (NLT)
Often when we worship or pray, our picture of God can be more like a vending machine – put in a couple of ‘praise God’s and ‘in the name of Jesus’s, and receive a packet of answered prayers…low fat of course, thank yup!
The truth is God desires for us to not just know his ‘hand’ of generosity toward us, but to see the beauty of His splendour;
in other words, He doesn’t want us to just seek Him for WHAT He can do for us, but to know WHO He is.
And who He is is far beyond anything our minds can understand or comprehend.
It would be like the mind of an ant trying to appreciate the beauty of a sunset – its overwhelming!
In Psalm 104, the Psalmist looks at the created world before him and attributes its beauty to Creator God. As stunning as the sun is, or as deep as the waters are, or as numerous as the creatures are that roam the earth…these are but the ‘robes’ with which Creator God clothes Himself.
In a world that loves to put the focus on us (iPhones, MySpace, Youtube), the Psalmist puts humanity into perspective – the world revolves not around us, but around the One who is magnificent…who has made the heavens His throne, and the earth His footstool (Isaiah 66:1).
There is wonder to behold when we seek God – it changes the way we see our world everyday. Suddenly, the ordinary has that little bit extra.