In American culture, we often struggle to retain the perspective that God is holy and that He reigns. We’re always battling for control of our lives, forgetting His sovereignty. I admit that sometimes I even forget to consider Him in decisions.
It is those times that we desperately need to adjust our perspective. We must view God as He truly is, in all His glory, power and might. As the God who created everything, the God who created us.
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.” — Colossians 1:16
“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.” — 1 Chronicles 29:11
“I form light and create darkness,
I make well-being and create calamity,
I am the Lord, who does all these things.” — Isaiah 45:7
When we rekindle that view of God, we can then see ourselves in light of Him. We grow in humility because we realize that we are not the masters of our universe. Nothing revolves around us and our egocentric mentality subsides. We begin to realize that a joyful life is found in following and seeking after the Lord.
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.” — Ephesians 1:19-21
It is with this recollected perspective that we are renewed with a passion to see His glory at work among our family and community. We begin to reprioritize and rethink our decisions, habits and things we invest in our time or money in.
The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
Your throne is established from of old;
you are from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
the floods have lifted up their voice;
the floods lift up their roaring.
Mightier than the thunders of many waters,
mightier than the waves of the sea,
the Lord on high is mighty!
Your decrees are very trustworthy;
holiness befits your house,
O Lord, forevermore.” — Psalm 93
May we never forget the majesty and holiness of our God, the King who reigns over all the earth and everything among the earth. Let us give him His rightful place.