Great is The Lord Posted bySaraMarch 14, 2013March 14, 2013Posted inBibleTags:Bible Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. KJ Psalm 145:3 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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I really love the way the King James interprets the Psalmist; “his greatness is unsearchable.” How modern can that be? I can’t even find how great God is by all my search engines. That’s Our Lord! Wonder why we don’t share Him more? There is enough greatness showing of Him to last more than our life span if we just open our eyes and look around.
“Wonder why we don’t share Him more?”
We must not be occupied with His greatness and the obligation and privilege we have to share about it. As I read on in Psalm 145 it said: “One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.” We are told to either praise, bless, extol, talk, sing, declare or speak of Him at least 10 times in the psalm.
“We are told to either praise, bless, extol, talk, sing, declare or speak of Him at least 10 times in the psalm”.
Debi, where is that scripture that says that if we don’t praise the Lord the rocks will cry out.
Tammy I believe the scripture you are referring to is from Luke 19:40? ….”I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
Paul wasn’t afraid to praise and speak out about the Lord to others. Nor was David afraid to extol the Lord to the people. In Psalm 40 David gives us a lesson in witnessing and testifying about the Lord. He says, ” I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in (IN) the great assembly.” IN means to me, anyway, not that he had a bully pulpit but he was IN, a part of, the great assembly of the people and was NOT afraid to speak out about the Lord’s goodness. Then he goes on to say, “Behold, I have NOT restrained my lips, as You know, oh Lord. I have NOT concealed Your righteousness within my heart.” He is telling me that he’s NOT keeping God’s greatness a secret like some of us do when we say that we love the Lord and His goodness but we are keeping it in out hearts, ONLY.
“I have proclaimed Your faithfulness and salvation and have NOT hidden them away and KEPT Your truth, love and light from others.” Ouch!! You are right Sara. David’s Words CONVICT.
Lord, help us to identify the opportunities You present to us every day to witness and give honor and glory to Your Name for You are greatly to be praised.
When Gary was teaching on the Psalms one particular phrase in Psalm 22 jumped out at me and it seems to reverberate in all my prayers and callings to God. Psalm 22:3…..”But Thou art holy, O God. Thou Who inhabits the praises of Israel….”
You are right, Sara. Imagine that! Our God lives in our praises and delights in them. Why wouldn’t we want to delight our God by praising and telling of His wondrous works, like Debi mentioned, when we are recipients of His favor, mercy and grace. Oh God! You ARE holy!!
I thought of this song, after reading your comments…….”Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere”……
Tholton ….. Right on, TH. And that reminds me of the what Jesus told His disciples…”Go ye into all the world….ALL THE WORLD!!! and preach the Gospel.” Telling the Good News that Messiah has come!!!
This whole blog inspires me to share a parody I wrote on a song from Hans Christian Andersen, a Danish poet and story teller…..”The Little Mermaid”, “Thumbelina”, “Emperor’s New Clothes”, “Ugly Duckling”, etc.
In the movie about Andersen’s stoires, Frank Loesser, a great musical comedy composer and song writer wrote the song, “I’m Hans Christian Andersen” which I am teaching to my students. I felt led to parodize it giving tribute to Jesus Christ…as follows:
1] I’m Jesus Christ Messiah I’ve many a tale to tell
I want you to hear and heed my tales and learn them very well
I came as a baby boy, you see; I grew in grace and carpentry
And then at the age of 33, they captured Me and they tortured Me
And they hanged Me on a tree
I’m Jesus Christ Messiah, Messiah, that’s ME!
2] I’m Jesus Christ Messiah My deeds were all pure and kind
I fed the poor and delivered them and I healed the deaf and blind
I raised many people from the dead , from death I set them free
I called them forth with a powerful stroke, from death awoke, the chains I broke
Restored the family.
I’m Jesus Christ Messiah, Messiah, that’s ME!
3] I’m Jesus Christ Messiah, Jehovah of truth and right
If you will believe the Word of God I will fill you with My light
I came to earth to rescue you, My Father’s will is what I do
I want to teach the same to you, obeying Me and trusting Me
In all the things you do
I’m Jesus Christ Messiah, Messiah, that’s Who!
“Wonder why we don’t share Him more?” Perhaps one feels ashamed to? Mark 8: 38 says: “If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
Oh Lord, I praise You this morning, You are GREAT! I learned a song as a child that went like this:
“We got a Great Big Wonderful God
A Great Big Wonderful God
A God thats always victorious,
Always watching over us,
Great Big Wonderful God.
He never never never leaves us,
He’s always standing by
to pick us up, if we stumble
We’re the apple of His eye.
We got a Great Big Wonderful God
A Great Big Wonderful God…….”
Oh Tammy what a beautiful song. I remember singing it with children, shouting out you are a great BIG WONDERFUL God. It reminded me of a song we sing at BSF with the children: God YOU are GOOD! Looking on u-tube I found http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4enC172CU4
The verse we are focusing on and singing: I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. Genesis 28:15
I will be singing it with the children to the tune of Mary Had A Little Lamb.
Who can we say is so Wonderful to look and watch after each of US! PRAISE to YOU GOD! Hallejuah!
God bless you, for sharing Jesus, with the children at BSF, and other places, too. I pray that God speaks through you, as you share Jesus with them, and I pray each child that comes to BSF, will come with an open mind and heart, to receive whatever God has for them.
I love the singing. Now, what about the extol? I think this means talk it up dosen’t it! Talk about God a lot. What percentage of my day did I talk about him?
Yes, Sara. I believe it means to “shout out” ; to speak OUT or Seak UP! “to lift up,” from L. extollere, from ex- “up” + tollere “to raise’. Gk. talantos “to carry, bear, like “Atlas “the Bearer” of Heaven; balance,” (Online dictionary)
Realizing that not only is Jesus coming soon…..as He says in His book REVELATION, but Sister Gwen Shaw has said…..not just coming soon….”coming NOW.”
I don’t want to be found extolling the praises of a movie star or rock star or coffee brand or sports star when Jesus appears in the clouds to take His children home. I want to be found extolling the praises of a God Who answers prayer after prayer after prayer. Whose mercy is new every morning; Who is a forgiving God when we humble ourselves at His feet and ask forgiveness.
We do praise the Name of a God most high. King of kings and Lord of Lords. Jehovah Shammah….God with us, present; the God Who sees us.
A precious 87 year old, Lady, gave us some great wisdom about God and His greatness last night. She said that she walks the halls of her home up and down three times, very measured, to tell God how great He is. She said, “I’m in relationship with Him”. Then she makes her request known. Then she reminds God of their covenant and His faithfulness to her and hers to Him. This daily activates her faith and when she speaks one on one or to the larger groups she speaks to she has no talk but their talk. She said a lot more as she is full of wisdom and was speaking to a crowd of over 1,000. Men and women of all ages were hanging on to every word. Why, because her talk was authentic. Her life was genuine. She said so many times in her prayers God will triple what she ask for and He sure loves to give the double.
Gary and I say, bring on the talk of extolling Our God! It is so refreshing. O, and she has lots of dreams and visions that have results. Many of her visions are about rivers and she could tell story after story about rivers and knew the meaning and could story them into lives for spiritual outcomes. An unknown lady really but a master of storytelling.
She must be David’s sister for she knows how to greatly praise Her God.
Last night I went to hear a Judy Laird speak at our Mandeville LA Aglow fellowship. What a precious woman of the Lord. Her message was that God was raising the bar of worship. We needed to truely worship, really loving God for who HE is. We need to get rid of anything that is between God and ourselves. We need to be in the presence of God. Be disciplined for a forward movement and for HIS glory to fall. 2113-2128 the church will deal with their issues for God’s glory to be poured out.
In BSF our lesson have so focused on the worship of the Lord and being disciplined even in the small things.
Walk in his path and not our our own devising. The blessings will then come along with joy and peace, grace, and hope.
I forgot an important component from my above comment. She said answered prayer grows from a life of obedience to God.
Obedience to the Lord God is to give us a future and a good ending to our lives. Your friend sounds like the wise and astute elders in the Bible ….like Jacob’s leaning on his staff and prophesying to his children….like our lovely Sisters Ruth & Gwen who brought forth much wisdom to us in their old age.
Sara, when you wrote of “lady’s measured” gait it reminds me of the Scriptures where the Spirit tells Ezekiel to “measure
the seven steps and the threshold of the gateway…” [Ez. 40:6-49] God is very precise about measurement, as also indicated in Revelation 11: 1-3 where given a rod to MEASURE the sanctuary.
A prophet once told Sara that beauty and exactness is one of the things the Lord expects and your friend seems to understand that principle very well.
What an example ‘Lady’ is! Sara, you mentioned “She must be David’s sister for she knows how to greatly praise Her God.” David also must have written about her in his Psalm 92:
” But the godly will flourish like palm trees
and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.
For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house.
They flourish in the courts of our God.
Even in old age they will still produce fruit;
they will remain vital and green” (vs. 12-14)