Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Majesty of the Lord.... Do you see it?

I have to admit I have been in a dry spell lately with my Bible study. My busy life has gotten in the way far to often! I have not made it the priority that it needs to be. Hence I have not heard God speaking as I had wished. I want him to do all the work and I just reap the benefits! Basically saying "Hey speak to me! Even though I am not communing with you Speak to ME!!!" Hummm..... me demanding from the Most High God! Now there's arrogance for ya!

So this morning I am setting down to read and study Ezekiel 10. I open my bible and it flips to Isaiah 26. I notice a verse I have underlined - Isaiah 26:9 - yep, I still love that verse, but let's read above and below it.

7The path of the righteous is level;
O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth.
8 Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws,
we wait for you; your name and renown
are the desire of our hearts.
9 My soul yearns for you in the night;
in the morning my spirit longs for you.
When your judgments come upon the earth,
the people of the world learn righteousness.
10 Though grace is shown to the wicked,
they do not learn righteousness;
even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil
and regard not the majesty of the LORD.
11 O LORD, your hand is lifted high,
but they do not see it.
Let them see your zeal for your people and be put to shame;
let the fire reserved for your enemies consume them.
I prayed this prayer to God this morning! Then I went on to Ezekiel. Now I don't know if any of you are familiar with Ezekiel. It is most definitely a prophetic book. The first 10 chapters (because that's as far as I am right now) are full of visions of the Glory of God! I was amazed this morning at what Ezekiel saw in these visions. He saw the Glory of God. Here is just a little from Ezekiel 10:
1 I looked, and I saw the likeness of a throne of sapphire above the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim.
4Then the glory of the LORD rose from above the cherubim and moved to the threshold of the temple. The cloud filled the temple, and the court was full of the radiance of the glory of the LORD. 5 The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far away as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.
Imagine yourself in this Throne room! What would you be feeling? Do you desire to see God's Majesty as Ezekiel did? Can you say as in verse 8 of Isaiah 26 "Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts."
This is the prayer of my heart this morning! I want to see His glory in my life today! I want His name and renown to be the desire of my heart!


Cheri said...

Oh Kim- you just gave me a big ol nudge!
I just did that this week- asking God to speak to me and me not meeting Him.
Thank you for posting this today!

Nate and Brenda said...

We talked about this last night at church. How awesome it will be to be in the thrown room of God!!

All My Blessings said...

Hi, Not being faithful and not listening when I should, always leads me to misery. But I know that when I speak to Him. Have a wonderful day...Kae

Marsha said...

Kim, I love it when the Lord is faithful to bless us with His word even when we've been 'out of it for a bit'. His Word truly is a fountain of refreshment to a weary soul. Thanks for sharing this, my friend!

Cheryl said...

Amazing.....I really love these verses! I haven't read in a long time but am so glad that you posted this today! I needed to hear that. Thanks KIM! Wishing you and your family a very Merry CHRISTmas girl!

e-Mom said...

A throne of sapphire... now that would be a sight to behold! Bless you. :~D

e-Mom said...

P.S. There's an award waiting for you at Chrysalis, when you get the chance. :~D