Reading: Isaiah 55: 6-9
When we first moved to South Dakota, we lived five miles outside of a town of 150 people. It was dark at night. On those nights when the moon was but a sliver, the night sky was simply amazing. In that remote location, on nights with a definite lack of man-made light and little lunar light, the stars were awesome. To sit outside and stare at the sky filled me with the wonder of God. To gaze up at the layers of stars that went on forever gave me a glimpse of the power and majesty of God. Although His power and presence filled me, it was but a glimpse. It gave me just a little peak into how high and powerful God’s ways are.
In realizing how big and powerful and majestic God is, I also realize how small I am. This realization brings awareness of how much I need God and His Light and Love, made known to me in Jesus. Yet as big as God is, He still knows me by name. He formed me uniquely in my mother’s womb and He knows every hair on my head. God hears each and every word of each and every prayer I lift up to Him.
This same God knows each sin and impure thought and … that I have. This brings me to frequent times of repentance and committing again to strive for becoming more like Christ. It leads me to examine what I am offering to God and what I am holding back. Almost always I see that I am less that I could be, less than He calls me to be. May I lay aside all within me that elevates self over God. May I offer all of myself to the One who gave His all for me in His life and on the cross.