Don’t Shrug At Brilliance

How can we shrug at the creative brilliance of God? Or how could we say “meh” to His magnificence? His handiwork in the things He has made demands a response from us. It demands our pause, meditation and thankfulness for grace. It leads us to worship. Those of us awestruck by creation see an artistry beyond comprehension. From the intricate detail of the tiny, creeping insect to the massive power of majestic mountain ranges cloaked in clouds. In and through all of this, God is telling us about Himself. He is shouting something to us in claps of thunder and whispering it to us in Winter’s quiet cold.

In Romans 1:20 we find this: For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Shrugging at such brilliance and mastery would not only be a commentary on our lack of gratitude, but a statement about the Artist. Would we dare insinuate that His grand work is not worthy of a second thought? Is the Grand Canyon just a pothole to just pass by? Are vast oceans not gaze-worthy? This world is given as a testament to His love and goodness for us. Don’t miss opportunities to stop, ponder and worship the One who thought enough of us to plaster Himself all over this globe in beautiful green and blue.

The Psalmist also speaks of creation’s testimony in Psalm 19:1–4. 

[1] The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. [2] Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. [3] There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. [4] Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

As God’s image-bearers, we should join creation in it’s proclamation. We too should pour out speech that shows the world the glory of God. Don’t shrug or move on when God shows Himself to you. Stop and worship the One who spoke it all into being with a word.

Are you gazing past the Father as you go through your day? Has the awesome become ordinary?

Let us never look past what He is doing in our lives and in our world. When we stop and admire the Creator, it leads to worship. And worship leads to transformation.

2 thoughts on “Don’t Shrug At Brilliance

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  1. Col. 1:16 says “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.”

    All things meaning, all things!

    When we cherish the fulfillment of having a great meal we aught to recognize that experience as being specifically designed by God to reveal Himself to us in some way. To not do this would be to pass up the opportunity to worship Him and when we cherish something with out giving God the glory we slip very easily into idolatry.

    It is my prayer for myself and for every member of the body of Christ that we would truly begin to exercise doing everything we do, what ever that may be, as unto the Lord and for His glory. That shift of perspective on ALL THINGS is what will allow us to cherish all things to His glory.

    Thanks for the awesome devo!

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