“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens! …
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him? Yet, You have made him a little lower than God, and You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; …
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!” ~ Psalm 8
As we continue to take just one step each day during our 40 Days to Prepare for God’s Plans, we should keep in mind that while we can take actions that will move our dreams forward, absolutely everything our hands touch belongs to God.
If we begin to feel like these small steps won’t add up to our dreams, we need only to look at the stars in the sky. We need only to walk outdoors. Notice the tiny and the majestic, the blades of grass to the stars in the sky. Our God simply spoke everything we see into existence.
How majestic is our God? Beyond our imagination. Beyond our wildest dreams.
Let’s remember today that the Lord our God has chosen us to “rule over the works” of His hands. Our all-powerful God has a job for us to do. He already put a crown on our heads as Christ followers. He already breathed a path for us.
Our job is to follow Him. Our job is to bring Him glory. The way in which we chase our cares shows whether we keep God exalted. Worrying, fretting, striving, being negative, comparing, complaining, or wishing for different is forgetting that God alone created the heavens and stars, mountains and oceans. God alone is majestic in all the earth.
As I keep pressing forward during these 40 days, I am going to try to beat back any thought or emotion that doesn’t acknowledge the fact that I work for God and God alone. He’s my boss!
In what ways can you remember that God is the boss of your dreams? How could you set your mind on His majesty?
For me, one way is to make time to get into my Bible each day. For example, I read a Psalm every day and sometimes it matches the day of the month (like today!).
Another way is to listen to great Christian music. In Christ Alone was one of the worship songs at church today. As I leave you to work on my next book, I’m still singing, “until He returns, or calls me home, Jesus commands my destiny” and “here in the power of Christ I’ll stand!”
When your boss is the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings, life is pretty sweet.
I pray that we will keep our hearts focused on serving Jesus as Lord while we chase after our dreams.