Devotional: Recognize God’s Majesty


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Are we “woke” to the presence of our amazing God? Or are we guilty of doing life with blinders that keep us from recognizing God’s majesty all around us?  


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God’s Majesty is All Around Us

Whether’s it’s the giggles of a baby, or a hawk soaring through the air; the kind gesture of a loved one, or the setting sun closing out the day with a glorious display of reds, yellows, and oranges. God is there. 

Yet many people today choose to believe that the highly ordered, intricately detailed system that sustains life “just happened” to rise from chaos. They find it easier to believe in scientific theory, over that a loving Creator birthed us for specific purposes and His glory. That in Him alone is true love.


“Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the Triune God.”  ~John Wesley


The Bible, which continues to be proven to be a historically reliable document, tells us plainly that a man who denies God is a fool. If men fail to give God glory, it says, the very rocks will cry out. Like the stars are right now!

Yes, it can be hard at times — like right now during the coronavirus panic — to trust that a Creator we can’t physically see is in control and cares. But the Bible says that creation echoes the very nature of God: Its beauty. Its intricacy. Its intelligence. Its majesty. Its wonder.

Modern man likes to think of himself as the pinnacle of intelligence, but there is nothing that man has created that can compare to the mind-blowing majesty of creation. If we can find a night sky undiminished by city lights, the numerous stars show us how puny we are in context. Who are we, Lord, that you would be mindful of us? 


Noted pastor and author John Piper notes that creation is “about the greatness of God, not the significance of man. God made man small and the universe big to say something about himself.”

The great C. S. Lewis added, “A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”


Why would a God capable of creating such majesty give a hoot about us?!

In answering that question, we discover a love so wide and high and vast and deep that it should make us fall to our knees in thankfulness. God considers us — you and me — the highlight of His vast creation.

The Offer to Know Him Personally

I don’t know about you, but right now, as the coronavirus brings the world to its knees, I need to have the assurance that God loves me and is on the move. That He is, as His Word promises, working details out for my good.

If you haven’t given God your attention before, now is a good time to kick the tires of Christianity. No Christian is perfect, so don’t let a previous encounter with a Christian having a very human moment dissuade you. Even the most committed Christ-followers struggle with being selfless and kind and loving, like Jesus. Because they’re human. They sometimes also struggle with faith and fear and worry, just like you, if they allow their focus to turn from God.

But in acknowledging God’s power and love, they can lay their burdens at His feet and wait in trusting expectation. God delights in showcasing His majesty — for our good and His glory. Have hope!


“If God is the Creator of the entire universe, then it must follow that He is the Lord of the whole universe. No part of the world is outside of His lordship. That means that no part of my life must be outside of His lordship.”  ~R. C. Sproul


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One Response to “Devotional: Recognize God’s Majesty”

  1. Dan Muenchau

    I appreciate Josh McDowell’s contribution to a Christian life and I value Sheri Bell’s inspirational posts very highly. She has guided my growth as a Christian over the last few years. Her knowledge, wisdom, and love of God are an inspiration.

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