When was the last time that you participated in standing ovation - a time when we take a moment to recognize and give praise for greatness and hard work? It's a time where everyone stops what they are doing to stand up, clap and cheer for what has been done.
Do you stop and give God a standing ovation for all God's greatness? I would invite you to take a moment today to pause and think about all that God has created and all that God has done. What has God created or done in your life recently that causes you to stop and give a standing ovation?
Psalm 96 gives some words to guide us:
O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
I know that I can get caught up in the fast pace of each day, whizzing past all that God has created and overlooking what God has done. I appreciate that God took some time to stop me and invite me to appreciate life's blessings.
Prayer for Today
Creator God, I praise you for your amazing creation. Help us to be open to see and hear the ways that you are caring for us. Guide us with a spirit of affirmation and thanksgiving. In Christ's Name, Amen.