Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bible in 90 Days Update - Week 6


I'm reading the Bible in 90 Days. Again. Yes, this will be the second time this year that I will have done this seemingly impossible feat. You wouldn't believe (or maybe you would) the stares and "No way!"'s that I get when I tell people I'm doing this. I love telling people that they, too, can do it!

I love that even though this is my second time through (reading chronologically this time), I still see new things. Just last night I read a passage about Solomon dedicating the temple to the Lord, and just picturing it in my head gave me goosebumps:

Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the whole assembly of Israel and spread out his hands. Now he had made a bronze platform...and had placed it in the center of the outer court. He stood on the platform and then knelt down before the whole assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven. He said: “LORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven or on earth—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. II Chronicles 6:12-14

I could just see Solomon, in all his kingly splendor, kneeling down to the ultimate King. He was used to having people bow to him, yet he humbled himself in front of the whole assembly because he understood where his power came from, and who it was that blessed the people of Israel.

This morning, we sang a song that says in the bridge, "My lips will sing, my heart will bring, praise to You, the holy King..." and for some reason it hit me that Solomon was kneeling before the same King, saying some of the same sentiments as we were that morning...and it was to the same God...the God who is the same yesterday, today and forever. Talk about chill bumps. I might have sung a little louder, smiled a little bigger, and raised my hand a little higher after that realization.

What an awesome God we serve. "There is no God like You...."


Amy@ MomsToolbox said...

Wow. That is pretty powerful! I'm so glad you shared this!

Jessica Heights said...

Wow, girl! You are going to be a total Bible scholar!