Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Sentiments: Greatness

Sunday Sentiments is an attempt to record what God has been teaching me and the way in which He does it.

When I've been doing a little too much naval-gazing, it's time to take the focus off of me. It's important to be self-aware and to work through one's frets and fears but too much of this and you'll drive yourself crazy. When I have a right view of God, when I conscientiously remember all the good He has done, my problems don't disappear but they're easier to take.  I worry less and I don't feel as frustrated and hopeless.

Since I was out late for a hockey game last night, I wasn't able to go to Saturday night service and was ambivalent about waking up for the 8 am service this morning.  Still, I know that it's important for me to go to church each week, not in a legalistic sense but as a way to set the tone for the week.

I'm sure I've mentioned the song "The Greatness of Our God" before but it's worth focusing on again.



The Greatness of Our God- Hillsong

Give me eyes to see
More of who You are
May what I behold,
still my anxious heart.
Take what I have known
And break it all apart
For You my God, are greater still.

Chorus: No sky contains,
No doubt restrains,
All You are,
The greatness of our God.
I spend my life to know,
And I'm far from close
To all You are,
The greatness of our God.

Give me grace to see
Beyond this moment here.
To believe that there
Is nothing left to fear.
That You alone are high above it all.
For You my God, are greater still.

Bridge: And there is nothing
That can ever separate us.
There is nothing that can ever
separate us from Your love.
No life, no death, of this I am convinced.
You my God, are greater still.

And no words can say, or song convey,
all You are the greatness of our God.
I spend my life to know,
And I'm far from close
to all You are,
the greatness of our God.


The stand out lines for me?
Give me eyes to see More of who You are
May what I behold, still my anxious heart. 

Give me grace to see Beyond this moment here. 

God's greatness, His sovereignty, His faithfulness...let that be my focus for the week ahead.

What do you need to focus on this week?

2 comments:

  1. wow, exactly what I needed, when I needed it. i read ahead on the Secret Name, doing a lot of navel-gazing. and have been focused a lot on the moment and circumstances around me.

    i need to focus on the greatness and sufficiency of God.

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  2. So glad to hear this was encouraging to you, Doug! Your Secret Name was the cause of my naval-gazing as well. Good book but stirring up some uncomfortable memories and insights.

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