Too busy for God?

Posted on August 20, 2016 · Posted in Fear of the Lord, Worldview

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The sky displays the glory of God. You can see the amazing  power of God in the sky each day. But most of us are too busy to take much notice of the daily display of the glory of God. Vacations are more likely opportunities to notice the work of God above. But what about Monday morning? What about today? Moms, Dads, kids, teenagers—all of us will be encouraged if we will just look at the power of God on display above us.

This day and every day God declares his majesty in the skies. Psalm 19:1 tells us this is so:
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

The photo in this post was taken just after I left the house two days ago. This image tells us that God is powerful, that he awesome, that he is dangerous, that he can display great beauty or bring great destruction from the same cloud. The skies remind us of the power of Jesus Christ, the Lord of the wind and waves.

Parents, life is busy. So busy, in fact, that we tend to forget that serving God is what matters in life. Your God is not bound by human limitations. It is always appropriate, even essential, to be in awe of God and his commands as we live each day.

The skies above are one of the means God has provided to remind us of what a great God he is. He has not left himself without a daily testimony of his greatness. The skies do not have to be as dramatic as they were in this photo in order to declare his glory. Even on a day when the sky is clear, God’s work is proclaimed. The clear sky speaks of peace, just as the stormy one speaks of power. When you believe you are alone, look at the skies; they declare the glory of God! The heavens declare that you must never be too busy for God.

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.