1 Chronicles 29:11 NIV
Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.
God is exalted above all things. Here the writer of first chronicles says yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power, and the glory, and the majesty. When Lord is in all capitals it speaks of the name Yahweh. It is the name for Almighty God. He is the one who holds all things in His hands. Often, we make God far too small in our eyes. We often look at our current circumstances and we become filled with discouragement, doubt, or fear. But next to the Living God they are nothing. He calls us to trust Him. He calls us to follow Him. By His grace and power, He will bring all things to pass. But He is calling us to greater intimacy with Him.
Everything in Heaven and on earth belong to God alone. He spoke all things into existence. The very air we breathe and the ability for our hearts to beat are gifts given to us by Almighty God. There is nothing we have done to deserve life. But God gives us life with the sole purpose of using our lives to glorify Him. Many in this day and age use the life they have been given to glorify themselves. They see themselves as gods. But in ourselves we are nothing. But thankfully God reaches down, extends mercy and grace to us and enables us to be saved by His mighty hand.
All things belong to God. He is exalted above all. At the name of Jesus every knee will bow, those in heave, those on earth, and those under the earth. There is no one greater than Almighty God. He is returning to the earth to establish His kingdom. He will rule from the throne of David in the city of Jerusalem. Every day we are on this earth our sole focus and objective should be to bring glory to God. We are His hands and His feet. May we seek Him daily. May we surrender all things to Him. May we understand our lives are not our own but everything we have is simply a gift from Almighty God.
Father today help me to see you as you truly are. Help me to understand your greatness and your power. Remove from my life anything that would dishonor you. Continue to prune my life on a daily basis. Empty me of myself and may the only thing that remains is you. May my life bring you glory and honor in all things. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!
1. In what way can you use your life to glorify God?
2. In what way have you made God too small in your own eyes?