Again, from the book, Moving Mountains, by John Eldredge in the chapter entitled “Who He Is and Who We Are”; John gives some amazing, mind-boggling, jaw-dropping facts re our great and awesome GOD. Buckle your seat belt, here we go ~
“God gave us the sun – this ought to answer any doubts about his power and goodness. All life on this planet derives its life from the sun, that celestial nuclear device with a surface temperature of 5,500 Celsius. … Yet more than a million earths could fit inside the sun. … One solar flare releases more energy than 10 million volcanoes. (This is helping me realize God is powerful enough for whatever need I am praying for.)
“Now get this – there are roughly one hundred billion stars of all sizes in a galaxy, and one hundred billion galaxies in the universe. Which means there are approximately four hundred billion billion suns like ours that God has made. … Meanwhile, God is providing the energy of those suns every moment. J. B. Phillips nailed the predicament of too many Christians: ‘Your God is too small’.” (Page 42)
One sun…one million earths…1 solar flare/10 million volcanoes…one hundred billion stars…
400 billion billion suns! HE is The GOD of four hundred billion billion suns and is upholding all things by the word of HIS power (Hebrews 1:3)…All 400 billion billion suns AND you and me. This literally takes my breath away when I meditate on it. Take a few moments and simply sit and meditate on the above and then ponder that this is our FATHER GOD…great and mighty, powerful beyond all earthly measure, gracious, merciful and full of lovingkindness…and you are HIS daughter…HIS son! He knows each of us intimately! He loves each of us lavishly!
With this in mind, below are prayers of worship and adoration from Revelation 4 and 5 for us to meditate on and give our heart and voice to this week.
Revelation 4:8 (NAS)
“HOLY, HOLY, HOLY IS THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, who was, and who is, and who is to come.”
Revelation 4:10-11 (NIV)
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
Revelation 5:11-12 (NKJ)
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
Revelation 5:13 (NAS)
“To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, Be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.”
JESUS IS LORD and KING today…and forever! Hallelujah!