Happy New Year! Glory awaits..

10832052_384289821740463_818924282_nI’ve been thinking about glory lately. Seems fitting as a New Year has arrived and what better way than to ponder the depths of God’s glory.

Is there anything more profound and capable of leaving one speechless than the glory of God?

I was able to capture this picture on the last day of 2014 at Cooper Mountain Nature Park in Beaverton, Oregon. Do you see it? Do you see the hidden praise of God here?

I love coming here to breathe. I love coming here to hear.

I left a lot of me up on this hill in 2014. Perhaps in 2015, I will learn to trade in that stuff of me of which I take to the hill and return home after each visit filled overflowing with the Glory of Him.

With that thought, I want to spend time at the beginning of this New Year in reading Psalm 19. But I don’t just want to read it, I want to pray it and declare it over 2015. If by chance you have found this post or this blog site (as I don’t publicize it much) perhaps these words will motivate you as well in the year ahead.

In this and for those of you who’ve discovered this site and read these words, thank you. Happy New Year!

Psalm 19

1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
    The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
    night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
    their voice is never heard.[a]
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
    and their words to all the world.

God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.
It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding.
    It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.
The sun rises at one end of the heavens
    and follows its course to the other end.
    Nothing can hide from its heat.

The instructions of the Lord are perfect,
    reviving the soul.
The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.
The commandments of the Lord are right,
    bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are clear,
    giving insight for living.
Reverence for the Lord is pure,
    lasting forever.
The laws of the Lord are true;
    each one is fair.
10 They are more desirable than gold,
    even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey,
    even honey dripping from the comb.
11 They are a warning to your servant,
    a great reward for those who obey them.

How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart?
    Cleanse me from these hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant from deliberate sins!
    Don’t let them control me.
Then I will be free of guilt
    and innocent of great sin.

14 May the words of my mouth
    and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing to you,
    Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

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