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Excellent God

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Psalm 8:1 O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens!

Excellent – possessing outstanding quality or superior merit; remarkably good. Archaic. extraordinary; superior. Fine – splendid – first-rate – superb – superior.

The Psalmist David, spoke of the excellence of God’s name in all the earth. Think for a moment on the meaning of the word excellent and meditate on what it means to serve an excellent God.

Early this morning I sat out front and looked at the sky and I couldn’t help noticing the beauty of everything around me. The clouds, the birds, the rays of sunlight peeking out above the houses. I watched in awe at the perfect beauty of God’s handiwork. Who could have created all things so wonderful and in sync with such uncomprehending beauty. Only God.

Everything he made; even us, are made with such splendor that I can’t begin to imagine the non-existence of a higher being.  I look at photos of places around the world and I’m blown away the awesomeness with which all the earth was created. God is an artist in his own right and no one can duplicate his creations.

Our God is EXCELLENT!!!

We have been called to serve an excellent God. Being reconciled to Him and being considered children of His through Jesus Christ, we are  considered children of excellence.

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

 

As children of an excellent God it is our responsibility to do all things in excellence portraying our father through our lives. Our lifestyles should be Holy and acceptable unto God.

Let us worship God in the beauty of holiness, not only with our lips but with our very lives.

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Clothe Yourself with Compassion

Colossians 3:12-17
As children of God there are some things we should put off and some things we should put on, in order to live a life pleasing to God. We can’t change what we don’t acknowledge and we can’t expect significant change if we continue doing the same old things. It must begin with a change of heart.
We should put off the old sinful man and his sinful deeds which includes anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication, lying, works of darkness and the pattern of living in sin. However we should put on as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering, forbearance and forgiveness. We must put on the whole armour of God, even the armour of light. This is the type of Spiritual garment we must wear which was also worn by Jesus Christ.

Col 3:14 says, “And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.” Charity is love which is the thread that holds our spiritual garments together. Anything without charity (love) is nothing. It perfects us.

We must learn to forgive others just as Christ forgave us. Holding unforgiveness in our hearts will be burdensome and keep us down. Despite what we may face the peace of God should rule in our hearts having dominion over any feelings and emotions. Jesus Christ is the Prince of peace and is able to give us that peace that passeth all our understanding. We are to live peaceably with all men, even as we are called in one body, the body of Christ. Paul reminds us to be thankful in everything, this is the will of God.

Col 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
We should hide the Word of God in our hearts. This is our daily bread, our spiritual food by which we must live. This enables us to teach, admonish and encourage each other, with wisdom, being led by the Holy Spirit. Anything we do or say should be done with excellence, as unto the Lord and not unto men. God should be glorified in all that we say, do or even think.

*Excerpt taken from Soul Harvest’s Daily Devotion

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