Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.
This verse from the scene penned by John from around the throne just amazes me. As I started to memorize, I love that the verse says "our Lord and God". Yes, He's mine and yes, He can be yours too; but around the throne, He is our God.
This week, the phrase "all things" just tugged at my heart and mind. So I looked up *all* in the dictionary and found it to mean:
on every occasion, at every time, ceaselessly, continuously, forever.
That is good news to me that the Lord has it all covered. Then I looked up *things* and got tickled with all the examples:
Some *thing* has come up.
*Things* are going well today.
I don't have any *thing* to wear.
I just have one *thing* to say.
Pack your *things*.
His baby is a cute little *thing*.
There is a *thing* on the *thingee*. (This one was mine - I have been known to give this very descriptive description before!)
The word *things* pretty much covered the gamut from impersonal objects, to thoughts and people. Here are a few of my personalized *things* from the revolving list of *things* that I have:
my dad's health
a new direction
__________ (fill in the blank, insert your own *thing* to the list, if you'd like)
So when I get to the line where it states "for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created", I personalize it with one of my *things*:
"for You created ____________ (all things),
and because of Your will __________ (they) existed, and were created."
Seeing my *things* in light of this verse, God has created my *things*, and because of His will they existed, and were created - Whoa, I think it's time to give Him some praise:
Ruler, Creator, Ancient of Days
My heart resounds with words of praise
You have my all *things* in Your plan
Help me to press on, and for You alone to stand
You are mighty and in control
No matter how my emotions like a coaster roll
You are Worthy of glory and honor and power
I praise You Lord, this very hour.
Next week I plan to review the last four verses I've memorized:
I John 1:9
Lord willing, I'll write them for you from memory, next Monday.