"Blessed is she, who has believed, that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished." Luke 1:45

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Only You Remain

My words are just so small and insufficient to describe My God.

 I have better words than mine that I can use. These verses help us to start to see how big our God is.  How amazing to know that the God of these verses is still so much bigger than we can ever comprehend. 

Genesis 1:1 (NIV)
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Isaiah 40 (NIV)
 1 Comfort, comfort my people, 
       says your God.

 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, 
       and proclaim to her 
       that her hard service has been completed, 
       that her sin has been paid for, 
       that she has received from the LORD's hand 
       double for all her sins.

 3 A voice of one calling: 
       "In the desert prepare 
       the way for the LORD [a] ; 
       make straight in the wilderness 
       a highway for our God. [b]

 4 Every valley shall be raised up, 
       every mountain and hill made low; 
       the rough ground shall become level, 
       the rugged places a plain.

 5 And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, 
       and all mankind together will see it. 
       For the mouth of the LORD has spoken."

 6 A voice says, "Cry out." 
       And I said, "What shall I cry?" 
       "All men are like grass, 
       and all their glory is like the flowers of the field.

 7 The grass withers and the flowers fall, 
       because the breath of the LORD blows on them. 
       Surely the people are grass.

 8 The grass withers and the flowers fall, 
       but the word of our God stands forever."

 9 You who bring good tidings to Zion, 
       go up on a high mountain. 
       You who bring good tidings to Jerusalem, [c] 
       lift up your voice with a shout, 
       lift it up, do not be afraid; 
       say to the towns of Judah, 
       "Here is your God!"

 10 See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, 
       and his arm rules for him. 
       See, his reward is with him, 
       and his recompense accompanies him.

 11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: 
       He gathers the lambs in his arms 
       and carries them close to his heart; 
       he gently leads those that have young.

 12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, 
       or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? 
       Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, 
       or weighed the mountains on the scales 
       and the hills in a balance?

 13 Who has understood the mind [d] of the LORD, 
       or instructed him as his counselor?

 14 Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him, 
       and who taught him the right way? 
       Who was it that taught him knowledge 
       or showed him the path of understanding?

 15 Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; 
       they are regarded as dust on the scales; 
       he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.

 16 Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, 
       nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.

 17 Before him all the nations are as nothing; 
       they are regarded by him as worthless 
       and less than nothing.

 18 To whom, then, will you compare God? 
       What image will you compare him to?

 19 As for an idol, a craftsman casts it, 
       and a goldsmith overlays it with gold 
       and fashions silver chains for it.

 20 A man too poor to present such an offering 
       selects wood that will not rot. 
       He looks for a skilled craftsman 
       to set up an idol that will not topple.

 21 Do you not know? 
       Have you not heard? 
       Has it not been told you from the beginning? 
       Have you not understood since the earth was founded?

 22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, 
       and its people are like grasshoppers. 
       He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, 
       and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

 23 He brings princes to naught 
       and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.

 24 No sooner are they planted, 
       no sooner are they sown, 
       no sooner do they take root in the ground, 
       than he blows on them and they wither, 
       and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

 25 "To whom will you compare me? 
       Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One.

 26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: 
       Who created all these? 
       He who brings out the starry host one by one, 
       and calls them each by name. 
       Because of his great power and mighty strength, 
       not one of them is missing.

 27 Why do you say, O Jacob, 
       and complain, O Israel, 
       "My way is hidden from the LORD; 
       my cause is disregarded by my God"?

 28 Do you not know? 
       Have you not heard? 
       The LORD is the everlasting God, 
       the Creator of the ends of the earth. 
       He will not grow tired or weary, 
       and his understanding no one can fathom.

 29 He gives strength to the weary 
       and increases the power of the weak.

 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, 
       and young men stumble and fall;

 31 but those who hope in the LORD 
       will renew their strength. 
       They will soar on wings like eagles; 
       they will run and not grow weary, 

          they will walk and not be faint. 
Revelation 21: 22-27 (NIV)
I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.

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1 comment:

Lisa notes... said...

I love that we had the same song this week! The verses you chose are so fitting. You're right; our words can't do him justice.

If you don't mind, I'm going to add a link to this post under the comment you left on my blog so that others can read these scriptures and praise God even more.

May you have a blessed week,