“Blessed are those who
have learned to acclaim you,
who walk in the light of your
presence, O LORD. They
rejoice in your name all
day long; they exult in
(Psalm 89:15-16 NIV)
Humbled in Your Presence
My heart is humbled at dawn
as the sun begins to rise.
Beautiful oranges and yellows
merge as they brighten my eyes.
A sparkling fog appears
and hovers over land and sea,
obscuring natural wonders
and enshrouding all the trees.
The air is cool and misty
as the brand new day awakes,
until the sun shines brighter
and through the moisture breaks.
Then my eyes see clearly
and the sun warms my face.
I see Your handiwork, God,
and feel Your warm embrace.
I pause and give You thanks
and worship You for a while.
The feeling of Your presence
turns my lips into a smile.
My heart is humbled at dawn
as I begin a brand new day.
I know that You are with me, God,
and will guide me on my way.
by Beth Fore
*God is the CREATOR of all things! Just looking at our natural world, from the tiniest flower or insect to the most magnificent redwood tree or an elephant, shows the power and might of Almighty God; and we are humbled in His presence.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (Psalms 19:1 NIV)
As Christians, we awaken in the morning to a beautiful sunrise illuminating the sky with bold oranges and yellows. We stand in awe of our divine Creator as we look up into the heavens and watch an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colors in the sunrise and sunset. We also stand in awe of the stormy skies as the wind tosses the clouds around and the lightning dances with bold flashes across a dark, ominous sky!
All of nature gives us pause to be still and admire and revere the Creator of such incomparable, unimaginable beauty and power. We know that our Creator is so much greater than any of us, and it causes us to be humble and reverent in His presence.
Every day is unique, unlike any other. God demonstrates His power and might, His creativity, His love of color and beautiful lines, His appreciation and regard for the sounds and music we hear in the thunder, the roar of the ocean waves, and the melodious chirps of birds and insects. He appeals to all of our senses in nature, and He provides us a beautiful earthly home to inhabit while our bodies are alive.
We should rejoice in the beauty and majesty of each new day, and we should give thanks and prayers and songs of joy and praise to our God for these wonderful blessings He gives us to enjoy each day! We should slow down a bit and take the time to notice all of the little blessings He gives us, such as a spider spinning a web, an ant carrying a stick many times its size, a beautiful flower beginning to bloom, and the sound of a newborn bird chirping for the first time! Let us all rejoice and give thanks for the wondrous blessings God gives us each day, and let us humble ourselves before Him as we enjoy His presence in our lives every day!
- What are some of the wonders created by God that you most appreciate?
- Have you learned to acclaim and acknowledge God for who He is? If so, what are some of the ways you acclaim Him?
- What does it mean to you to know that you are always in the presence of God? Does it affect what you say and do?
- One meaning of humility is to understand that God is much greater than you or any other human being, and He desires to be given honor and glory and praise because of who He is — the great I AM. Do you humble yourself before God and give Him the honor and praise He desires from you?
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